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Diospyros rubra Lec.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 7 m tall. Trunk to 60 cm d.b.h. Winter buds brownish appressed pubescent. Petiole 0.6--1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 10--14 X 3.5--5 cm, papery, drying abaxially brownish and adaxially green, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex obtuse, lateral veins 6--8 per side, reticulate veinlets dense and raised on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary, subsessile. Fruiting calyx densely tomentose on both surfaces; lobes 4(--8), strongly recurved, 3.5--5 mm. Berries orange, globose, 1--1.5 cm in diam., strigose, glabrescent except at apex. Seed usually 1, subglobose to ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm. Fr. Sep-Dec.

Mixed broadleaved forests on mountains, forests on plains. SW and W Hainan [Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam].


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