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Carpinus omeiensis Hu


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 7 m tall; bark gray. Branchlets dark brown, glabrescent. Petiole 5-8 mm, densely light yellow villous; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 6-8 × 2.5-3.5 cm, abaxially appressed villous and bearded in axils of lateral veins, adaxially glabrescent, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin simply setiform serrate, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate; lateral veins 12-16 on each side of midvein. Female inflorescence 6-8 × 1.5-2 cm; peduncle 2-3 cm, densely villous, glabrescent; bracts semiovate, 1.5-1.6 cm × 4-5 mm, sparsely villous along reticulate veins, apex acuminate, outer margin remotely dentate, without basal lobe, inner margin entire, with small basal auricle; veins 4 or 5. Nutlet broadly ovoid, ca. 4 × 3 mm, densely pubescent, villous at apex, prominently ribbed. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

* Broad-leaved forests; 1000-1900 m. Guizhou (Dejiang Xian), Sichuan (Emei Shan, Junlian Xian)


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