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Eurya obtusifolia H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1-3 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete or 2-ribbed, puberulent; terminal buds puberulent and yellow pubescent. Petiole 1-1.5 mm, puberulent; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 3-5.5(-7) × 1-2.2(-3) cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish green, adaxially dark green or golden yellow, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein and obscure on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin basally entire and apically sparsely serrate, apex obtuse, subrounded, or rarely acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, puberulent to sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles suborbicular, ca. 0.5 mm, puberulent to sparsely pubescent; sepals suborbicular, 1-1.5 mm, membranous, outside puberulent to sparsely pubescent, apex rounded and mucronate; petals oblong to elliptic, ca. 3 mm; stamens ca. 10; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals ovate to elliptic, ca. 2 mm; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 1 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit bluish black when mature, globose, 3-4 mm in diam. Fl. Nov-Mar, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests, thickets; 400-2600 m. N Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, NW Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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