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Armeniaca hongpingensis C. L. Li


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 10 m tall. Bark grayish brown, irregularly shallowly splitting. Branchlets pale brown to reddish brown, glabrescent. Winter buds small, ovoid. Petiole 1.5–2 cm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 6–10 × 2.5–5 cm, abaxially densely yellowish brown villous, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base rounded, margin densely acutely serrulate, apex narrowly acuminate to caudate. Flowers unknown. Fruiting pedicel 7–10 mm. Drupe subglobose, 3.5–4 × 3–3.5 cm, densely yellowish brown pubescent; mesocarp edible; endocarp ellipsoid, compressed on both sides, ventral rib obtuse, longitudinally furrowed on ventral side, surface pitted, base subsymmetric, apex acute. Fr. Jun–Jul.

This species is cultivated for its edible fruit.

Along trails, sometimes cultivated in villages; ca. 1800 m. W Hubei.


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Flora of China  
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