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Diospyros metcalfii Chun et L. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 15 m. Bark grayish black. Branches grayish black; current year's branchlets brown, inconspicuously pubescent. Winter buds lanceolate-subulate, densely appressed pubescent. Petiole 1--1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong, 10--13 X 4--6 cm, papery, abaxially sparsely strigose, glabrous, or glabrescent, slightly paler than adaxial surface, and yellowish when dry, adaxially dull dark green and lustrous, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, apex acute, lateral veins 6--10 per side, reticulate veinlets dense and raised on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary. Fruiting pedicel 5--8 mm, thick, sparsely pubescent. Fruiting calyx almost flat, 2.5--3.5 cm in diam., margin entire and undulate, outside glabrous, inside densely strigose, lobes inconspicuous. Berries green, globose to depressed globose, 3.5--4 X 5--6 cm, 10-locular, apically appressed pubescent. Seeds brown, bean-shaped, (1.5--)2--2.5 X (0.8--)1--1.5 X (0.5--)1--1.2 cm. Fr. Aug.

* Mixed forests by stream; low elevations. Guangxi, Hainan


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