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Eurya acutisepala Hu et L. K. Ling


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 2-7 m tall. Young branches grayish brown to brown, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely pubescent; terminal buds sericeous-pubescent. Petiole 2-3.5 mm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially grooved and glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblanceolate-oblong, 5-8 × 1.5-1.8 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pale green and sparsely pubescent, adaxially green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-12, slender, abaxially slightly raised, and adaxially visible to obscure, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex long acuminate. Flowers axillary, 2 or 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 1.5-2.5 mm, sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. 1.5 mm; sepals ovate to long ovate, ca. 2 mm, membranous, outside and margins glabrous, apex acute; petals obovate-oblong, ca. 4 mm; stamens ca. 15; anthers narrowly oblong, 5-7-locellate, apex mucronulate; pistillode densely pubescent. Female flowers: sepals ca. 1.5 mm; petals narrowly oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary ovoid, densely pubescent, 3-loculed; style 2.5-3 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit purplish black when mature, ovate-ellipsoid to rarely elliptic-globose, ca. 4.5 × 3.5-4 mm, sparsely pubescent. Seeds blackish brown, orbicular-reniform, shiny. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forests on mountain slopes or along streams; 500-2000 m. Fujian, N Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, SE Yunnan, S Zhejiang.


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