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Symplocos pyrifolia Wall. ex G. Don


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees. Branchlets glabrous but base of young shoots sericeous. Petiole 1--2 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 7--12 X 2--3 cm, leathery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or glandular dentate, apex acuminate, lateral veins 7--13 pairs. Racemes ca. 4 cm, forming a cone in bud surrounded by glabrous leathery scales at base, axis pubescent; bracts elliptic to orbicular, 6--7 X 5--7 mm, pubescent, falling as soon as flower matures; bractlets linear to elliptic, 2--3 X 1--1.5 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 1--3 mm, pubescent. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Calyx sparsely appressed pubescent; lobes ovate to triangular, 1--1.8 mm. Corolla ca. 5 mm. Stamens ca. 35. Disc 5-glandular, pubescent. Drupes cylindric-ellipsoid, 0.6--1 cm, glabrous, apex with persistent calyx lobes.

Mixed forests; 1400--2400 m. S Xizang [Bangladesh, Bhutan, N India, Nepal].


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