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Diospyros caloneura C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Trees 4--5 m tall. Young branchlets glabrous or appressed rusty pubescent, apically glabrescent. Petiole 5--10 mm, margins hairy; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 4.5--15 X 2--5 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex bluntly acuminate, lateral veins 6--10 per side, reticulate veinlets dense, conspicuously pale, and raised on both surfaces. Cymes lax, 3-flowered. Male flowers with calyx glabrous, lobes 4; corolla urn-shaped, ca. 6 mm, both surfaces densely yellowish brown puberulous, lobes reflexed; stamens 16; filaments puberulous. Female calyx lobes 4; corolla broadly urn-shaped, slightly shorter than calyx, tube ca. 5 mm; corolla lobes reflexed, oblong-ovate, ca. 3.5 X 1.7 mm, both surfaces hairy; staminodes 16, in 2 whorls, well developed, glabrous; ovary densely dirty yellow tomentose; style glabrous. Fruit in lax cymes, peduncle ca. 8 mm. Fruiting pedicel 7--10 mm. Fruiting calyx deeply divided, appressed pubescent on both surfaces; lobes 4, spreading, narrowly lanceolate, 9--14 X 4--6 mm, conspicuously veined. Berries oblong, 2--2.7 cm in diam., densely brownish hispidulous. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Aug.

* Grassy slopes or under forests; 1800--1900 m. Yunnan (Jingdong Xian, Weishan Xian).


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