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Eurya acuminata DC.


Description from Flora of China

Eurya acuminata var. multiflora (Candolle) Blume; E. acuminata var. wallichiana (Steudel) Dyer; E. euprista Korthals; E. japonica Thunberg var. phyllanthoides (Blume) Dyer; E. multiflora Candolle; E. phyllanthoides Blume; E. wallichiana Steudel.

Shrubs or small trees. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets reddish brown, densely pubescent; terminal buds densely pubescent. Petiole 3-6 mm, pubescent; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or rarely ovate-oblong, 5.5-9.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, papery to thinly leathery, abaxially pale green and pubescent, adaxially green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially slightly impressed, secondary veins more than 15 on each side of midvein and visible or slightly raised on both surfaces, base cuneate, obtuse, or rounded, margin serrulate, apex caudate-acuminate and with an obtuse tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles orbicular, ca. 1 mm; sepals 2-2.5 mm, subleathery, outside pubescent, apex obtuse; petals oblong to ovate, 3.5-4 mm; stamens 15-20; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles, sepals, and petals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style 2-3 mm, apically 3-5-lobed or parted. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jun-Aug. 2n = 58.

Forests or thickets on mountain slopes; 700-3000 m. SE Xizang, NW and SE Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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