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Photinia podocarpifolia Yu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1–2 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown when old, terete, gray tomentose when young, glabrous when old, with small orbicular lenticels. Petiole 2–5 mm, initially densely gray tomentose, glabrescent; leaf blade greenish abaxially, dark green adaxially, lanceolate or lorate-lanceolate, 4–6 × 0.8–1.5 cm, leathery, veins 7–10 pairs, abaxially densely gray tomentose when young, subglabrous when old, adaxially glabrous, base attenuate into short petiole, margin sparsely serrate or subentire, apex acuminate, rarely acute. Compound corymbs terminal, 4–6 × 3–5 cm, densely 10–20-flowered; rachis and pedicels densely gray tomentose, glabrous in fruit, with brown lenticels; bracts caducous, linear, membranous. Pedicel 1–3 mm. Flowers 5–8 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, 3.5–4.5 mm in diam., abaxially densely gray tomentose. Sepals ovate, 1–1.5 mm, apex acute. Petals white, obovate, 5–6 × 3–4 mm, glabrous, base very shortly clawed, apex obtuse or emarginate. Stamens 20, much shorter than petals. Ovary 3-loculed, apex densely pilose; styles 3, connate at base, 4–5 mm; stigma subcapitate. Fruit ovoid-globose or subglobose, 5–7 × 5–6 mm, glabrous, with puberulous sepals; seeds 4–5 mm. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Sep–Oct.

Thickets on sunny slopes, forests by river sides; 200--1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou.


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