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Diospyros hainanensis Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 20 m tall. Trunk to 60 cm d.b.h. Branches pale gray; young shoots dark brown to almost black hispidulous. Petiole 1--1.5(--2) mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, elliptic, or lanceolate, 10--19 X 3.5--7.5 cm, leathery, glabrescent, adaxial surface ± glossy, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse to obtusely acuminate, lateral veins 9 or 10 per side, reticulate veinlets dense and abaxially raised. Male flowers solitary or crowded in cymes; calyx campanulate, ca. 8 X 10--12 mm in diam., dark brown strigose; calyx lobes 4, shorter than tube, erect, flat; corolla white, campanulate, glabrous, tube as long as calyx; corolla lobes 4 or 5; stamens 40. Female flowers solitary; calyx bowl-shaped, ca. 1 X 1.5 cm, lobes 4; corolla campanulate, ca. 1.6 cm; corolla lobes 4, recurved, 5--8 X 6--7 mm. Fruiting pedicel 5--7 mm, robust. Berries black, ovoid to subglobose, 3--5 cm in diam., usually 8-locular, glabrescent when ripe. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Aug-Jan.

* Evergreen broadleaved forests in moist places; 0-800 m. Hainan


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