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Aucuba obcordata (Rehd.) Fu


Description from Flora of China

Aucuba chinensis Bentham f. obcordata Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 572. 1916; A. albopunctifolia var. obcordata (Rehder) F. T. Wang; A. chinensis var. fongfangshanensis J. C. Liao et al.

Shrubs or trees, 1–4 m tall; branches blackish brown, smooth, glabrous. Petiole pubescent with thick trichomes; leaf blade often obcordate or obovate, (4–)8–14 × (2–)4.5–8 cm, thickly papery, rarely subleathery, veins raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, base narrowly cuneate, margin coarsely dentate, sinus between teeth rounded, apex truncate or obcordate, caudate for 1.5–2 cm. Staminate inflorescences racemose-paniculate, 8–9 cm, sparsely flowered; pedicels 1–2 mm, pubescent. Carpellate inflorescences paniculate, 1.5–2.5 cm; pedicel to 6 mm at fruiting. Staminate flowers sparse; petals purplish red, apex caudate; filaments thick. Carpellate flowers: petals similar to staminate flowers. Fruit dark red, ovoid, 1–1.5 cm, 6–9 mm in diam. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Sep–Nov or later.

Forests; ca. 1300 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, N Yunnan.


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