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Eurya perserrata Kobuski


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Young branchlets grayish white, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, densely ferruginous-brown pubescent; terminal buds grayish brown pubescent. Petiole ca. l mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, 14-20 × 4-6 cm, leathery to thickly leathery, abaxially pale brown and sparsely pubescent, adaxially glabrous and yellowish green when dry, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 13-16 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, base broadly cuneate to obtuse, margin closely spinescent serrulate with teeth 1.5-2 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, 2 or 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. 1 mm; sepals orbicular, 3-3.5 mm, outside pubescent, margin ciliolate, apex rounded and retuse; petals obovate-oblong, 5-6 mm; stamens ca. 15; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong, ca. 5 mm; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style apically 3-parted. Fruit globose, 5-6 mm in diam. Fl. Nov-Jan, fr. May-Jul.

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.

● Forests; 1300-2600 m. Yunnan (Gongshan).


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