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Diospyros anisocalyx C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 8 m. Older branches with small but conspicuous lenticels; branchlets densely yellow-puberulous, almost tomentose. Petiole 5--12 mm; leaf blade oblong, 5--15 X 2.5--7 cm, thinly leathery, drying brown but abaxially paler, base rounded, apex bluntly acute to acuminate, lateral veins 9--11 per side and adaxially impressed, reticulate veinlets raised and clearly defined. Male flowers in 3--7-flowered cymes at base of young branchlets; calyx outside sparsely pubescent, inside glabrous, lobes 4; corolla lobes 4; stamens 16, pubescent only at apex; pistillode densely dirty yellow strigose. Female flowers solitary. Fruiting pedicel ca. 1.8 cm (immature). Fruiting calyx 3--4.5 cm in diam.; lobes 4, unequal, larger ca. 2 X 1.3 cm, smaller ca. 1.2 X 0.8--1.2 cm. Young berries densely dirty yellow strigose. Mature fruit not seen. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

* Forests on limestone hills; 500--1000 m. Yunnan (Funing Xian).


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