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Eurya hainanensis Kobuski


Description from Flora of China

Eurya macartneyi Champion var. hainanensis Kobuski, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 25: 307. 1938.

Shrubs or trees, 3-10 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets yellowish green, terete, glabrous; terminal buds sparsely pubescent when young, soon glabrescent. Petiole 5-8 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6-10 × 2-4.5 cm, leathery, abaxially grayish brown, adaxially shiny and yellowish green when dry, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 9-11 on each side of midvein, abaxially slightly raised, and adaxially visible, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate to abruptly shortly caudate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 3-4 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles orbicular to suborbicular, apex rounded and mucronate; sepals suborbicular, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous, apex rounded to retuse and mucronate; outer 2 or 3 sepal margins sparsely glandular; petals oblong, ca. 3.5 mm; stamens ca. 20; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 3(-4) mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit black when mature, globose, 4-5 mm in diam. Seeds dark brown, rounded reniform, shiny. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 500-800 m. Hainan.


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