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Eriobotrya deflexa (Hemsl.) Nakai


Description from Flora of China

Photinia deflexa Hemsley, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 9: 153. 1895; Eriobotrya buisanensis (Hayata) Makino & Nemoto; E. deflexa f. buisanensis (Hayata) Nakai; E. deflexa var. buisanensis (Hayata) Hayata; E. deflexa f. koshunensis (Kanehira & Sasaki) H. L. Li; E. deflexa var. koshunensis Kanehira & Sasaki; P. buisanensis Hayata.

Trees 5–12 m tall. Branchlets brownish gray, stout, densely brown tomentose when young, glabrescent. Leaves in clusters at apices of branchlets; stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 2–4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong or oblong-lanceolate to obovate-oblong, (9–)10–19 × (1.5–)3–7 cm, leathery, adaxially lustrous, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 10–12 pairs, both surfaces initially shortly tomentose, soon glabrescent, base cuneate, margin remotely irregularly incurved-crenate, revolute, apex shortly caudate or acuminate. Panicle 6–8 cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle densely brown tomentose; bracts and bractlets lanceolate, 4–6 mm, abaxially tomentose. Pedicel 6–12 mm, densely brown tomentose. Flowers 1.5–1.8 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially brown tomentose. Sepals triangular-ovate, slightly shorter than hypanthium, ca. 1.2 cm, abaxially brown tomentose, adaxially glabrous, apex obtuse or acute. Petals white, orbicular or obovate, ca. 8 × 7 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary glabrous, 3–5-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3–5, connate at base, pubescent. Pome yellowish red, subglobose, 1.2–2 cm in diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicel 7–12 mm, brown pubescent; sepals reflexed. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.

Slopes, broad-leaved valley forests; 1000--2100 m. Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan [S Vietnam].


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