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Laurocerasus aquifolioides Chun ex Yu et Lu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 4 m tall. Branchlets grayish brown to grayish black, yellowish brown pubescent when young, glabrescent, with inconspicuous small lenticels. Petiole 1–4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-orbicular, 2–5(–6) × 1.5–3 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially paler and with or rarely without 2 basal nectaries on margin, adaxially dark and shining, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin sparsely acutely serrate to nearly entire, apex obtuse to obtusely mucronate; secondary veins inconspicuous. Flowers not seen. Fruiting racemes axillary, solitary, 1–3 cm, with several fruit. Pedicels 2–3 mm, pubescent. Drupe brownish black, subglobose, ca. 1 cm and nearly as broad, glabrous; endocarp ± thin, smooth. Fr. Sep–Oct.

Mixed or dense forests, mountain valleys; 500--700 m. C and N Guangdong (Qingyuan Xian, Ruyuan Yaozu Zizhixian).


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Flora of China  
  • Flora of China Illustrations vol. 9, fig. 179, 6-7
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