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Photinia kwangsiensis Li


Description from Flora of China

Trees evergreen, to 15 m tall. Branchlets dark brown or grayish brown when young, grayish black when old, terete, initially densely appressed brownish villous, subglabrous when old, with inconspicuous lenticels. Petiole 1–2(–2.5) cm, densely villous; leaf blade oblong-ovate, oblong-obovate, or oblong-lanceolate, 7–12 × 3–4.5 cm, thinly leathery, veins 12–15 pairs, reticulate veins prominent, abaxially densely brownish villous, adaxially glabrous except villous along midvein, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, unevenly serrate to doubly serrate, apex acuminate or caudate. Compound corymbs, terminal, 8–9 × 12–13 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels densely brownish villous. Pedicel 3–5 mm. Hypanthium cupular, 1–2 mm, abaxially brownish villous. Sepals triangular, 1–1.5 mm, apex acute. Petals slightly longer than sepals. Stamens ca. 20. Fruit orange, subglobose, 5–6 mm in diam., villous or subglabrous; sepals incurved. Fr. Sep–Oct.

Mixed forests, river banks; below 3000 m. E Guangxi.


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