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Diospyros oleifera Cheng


Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 14 m tall, deciduous, many parts gray to grayish yellow to grayish brown pubescent. Bark dark gray to grayish brown, peeling in large thin flakes to reveal ± white bark below. Branches sparsely villose to glabrescent. Petiole 6--10 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, rarely obovate, 6.5--17 X 3.5--10 cm, papery, base rounded to subrounded and slightly oblique, lateral veins 7--9 per side. Flowers sometimes polygamous. Male flowers in 3--5(or more)-flowered cymes, ca. 8 mm; calyx lobes 4; corolla lobes 4, ciliate. Female calyx divided to middle; corolla ca. 1.5 cm, pubescent, with 4 sparsely villous ribs; staminodes 12--14, villose; ovary densely villose. Berries dark yellow, ovoid to depressed globose, 4.5--7 X ca. 5(--8) cm, 8(--10)-locular, with soft hairs. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Oct.

* Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang


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