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Diospyros sutchuensis Yang


Description from Flora of China

Trees 7--8 m tall. Bark gray, rugose. Branches glabrous or sparsely puberulous; branchlets puberulous. Petiole 6--10 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 8--12 X 2.8--4.7 cm, papery, adaxially deep green and shiny, base rounded to subrounded, apex acute to rarely acuminate, midrib hairy on both surfaces, lateral veins 6--8 per side, abaxially raised, and adaxially impressed. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary. Fruiting pedicel 1.2--2 cm, densely pubescent. Fruiting calyx pubescent on both surfaces; lobes 4, ovate, 1.2--1.8 X 1--1.4 cm, veined. Berries yellowish green, subglobose, 3--4 cm in diam., densely pubescent. Seeds 3--7, chestnut brown, glossy, subreniform, 1.6--1.8 X 1.1--1.2 cm. Fr. Oct.

* Forests; ca. 1300 m. Sichuan (E of Sichuan Basin).


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