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7. Armeniaca hypotrichodes (Cardot) L. C. Li & S. Y. Jiang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 36: 367. 1998.

背毛杏 bei mao xing

Description from Flora of China

Prunus hypotrichodes Cardot, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 4(1): 27. 1920.

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Branchlets glabrous, dark brown initially, later brownish gray. Winter buds ovoid, brown; scales orbicular, imbricate, margin pilose. Stipules small, lanceolate, caducous, margin glandular denticulate. Petiole 1–1.5 cm, usually glabrous, with 1–3 nectaries; leaf blade lanceolate, 5–12 × 1.5–4 cm, broadest near middle, abaxially brownish villous, adaxially glabrous or rarely pilose on veins, base narrowly subrounded, margin irregularly minutely gland-tipped serrate, apex acute. Flowers solitary, opening slightly before or with leaves, ca. 3 cm in diam. Pedicel 7–10 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium subcampanulate to obconic, outside glabrous. Sepals ligulate, shorter than hypanthium, reflexed, outside glabrous, margin ciliate glandular. Petals white, long obovate, 1.2–1.5 × 0.8–0.9 cm, base shortly and broadly unguiculate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 30, arranged in several whorls, outer ones nearly as long as petals, inner ones shorter than petals; filaments slender, glabrous; anthers small, orbicular. Ovary densely villous. Style slender, slightly longer to nearly as long as stamens, basally hirsute; stigma dilated. Drupe unknown. Fl. Mar–Apr.

Calcareous mountain areas; ca. 1400 m. Chongqing (Chengkou Xian).


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