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Diospyros esquirolii Levl.


Description from Flora of China

Trees 12--24 m tall. Branchlets dark purplish brown, with large pale lenticels, glabrous except for a few apical hairs. Petiole 6--10 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 5--5.5 X 1.9--2.2 cm, papery, both surfaces uniformly pubescent, abaxially paler, base cuneate, apex acuminate, lateral veins 6--8 per side and not raised, reticulate veinlets inconspicuous. Male flowers in small, subsessile clusters; pedicel ca. 0.5 mm; calyx 1.5--2 mm, very sparsely appressed pilose; calyx lobes 4, triangular, ca. 1.3 X 1.3 mm, apex acute; corolla urn-shaped, ca. 4 mm, tube ca. 3 mm, glabrous; corolla lobes 4, reflexed, ca. 1 mm, apex rounded; stamens 16, about as long as corolla tube; anthers dorsally pilose. Female flowers and fruit not known. Fl. May.

* Guizhou (Guiyang Shi).


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