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16. Sorbus foliolosa (Wallich) Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 2: 96. 1834.

尼泊尔花楸 ni po er hua qiu

Description from Flora of China

Pyrus foliolosa Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 81. 1931; P. foliolosa var. ambigua Cardot; P. wallichii J. D. Hooker; Sorbus wallichii (J. D. Hooker) T. T. Yü.

Shrubs or small trees, 1–4 m tall. Branchlets brownish to grayish brown, terete, densely rusty pubescent when young, glabrescent, with oblong lenticels; buds ovoid, 4–6 mm, apex obtuse; scales several, brown, glabrous or rusty puberulous apically. Leaves imparipinnate, together with rachis 7–12 cm; petiole 1.5–2 cm; stipules caducous, linear-lanceolate, 4–8 mm, margin entire or serrate; rachis shallowly sulcate, slightly rusty puberulous, narrowly winged; leaflet blades (4–)6–9 pairs, subleathery, at intervals of 0.8–1.2 cm, dark green adaxially, oblong-elliptic or oblong, 2–3.5(–4.5) × 0.8–1.4 cm, lateral veins slender, abaxially slightly pubescent, rusty puberulous or subglabrous along midvein, glabrous, rarely pubescent, base obliquely rounded, margin sharply few toothed apically. Compound corymbs 4.5–10 cm in diam., many flowered; rachis and pedicels with rusty hairs and oblong lenticels; bracts caducous, linear, 1–3 mm. Pedicel 1–2 mm or indistinct. Flowers 6–9 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate or obconic, glabrous or slightly pubescent. Sepals triangular, glabrous, apex obtuse or acute. Petals white, ovate to broadly obovate, 2–3 mm, base shortly clawed. Stamens 20, shorter than petals. Styles 2 or 3(or 4), free at base, glabrous. Fruit red, globose or ovoid, 4–6 mm in diam., with sparse small lenticels; sepals persistent; seeds brownish, 1–2 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Sep–Oct. 2n = 68.

Mixed forests, stream sides; 2500--4200 m. SE Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, N India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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