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Photinia loriformis W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, to 3 m tall. Branchlets grayish brown when old, initially densely appressed yellow tomentose, subglabrous when old, with scattered lenticels; buds ellipsoid, yellow tomentose, apex acute. Petiole 3–12 mm, densely yellow tomentose; leaf blade lorate-oblong or narrowly lanceolate, 4–9 × 1–2 cm, leathery, veins 10–20 pairs, raised abaxially and impressed adaxially, abaxially densely yellow tomentose, adaxially lustrous, glabrous when old, base broadly cuneate, margin revolute when dry, with sparse, sharp or spiny teeth, apex obtuse and mucronate, or acute and spiny pointed. Compound corymbs terminal, 4–7 cm in diam., numerous flowered, glomerate; rachis and pedicels yellow tomentose, glabrate in fruit; bracts caducous, linear. Pedicel 2–5 mm. Flowers 3–5 mm. Hypanthium cupular, ca. 2 mm, abaxially tomentose. Sepals ovate, 1–1.5 cm, apex obtuse. Petals white, orbicular, ca. 3 mm in diam., glabrous. Stamens 20, much shorter than petals; styles 2, free, long tomentose basally. Fruit red, ovoid, 4–6 × 3–5 mm; sepals erect, sparsely pubescent; seeds 2–4. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Aug–Sep.

Forests on dry slopes, fields, mountain valleys; 2100--2700 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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