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Eurya strigillosa Hayata


Description from Flora of China

Small trees. Young branchlets grayish brown, glabrous or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds yellowish brown villous. Petiole less than 1 mm, densely strigillose; leaf blade lanceolate, 6-11 × 1.5-2.5 cm, thinly leathery to leathery, abaxially pale green, strigillose, and becoming pale brown when dry, adaxially dark green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein and obscure on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 0.5 mm. Male flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar but slightly larger than those of female flowers; stamens ca. 15; anthers several-locellate; pistillode pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles ovate, pubescent; sepals suborbicular, ca. 1 mm, outside pubescent, apex rounded and mucronate; petals obovate to obovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary globose, densely pubescent, 3-loculed; styles 3, distinct, ca. 1.5 mm. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam., densely yellowish brown pubescent. Fl. Oct, fr. May-Jun.

Forests on mountain slopes; 200-2200 m. Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)].


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