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Acer yinkunii

Description from Flora of China

Trees small, 3-5 m tall. Bark purplish gray to brown. Branchlets purple, slender, glabrous; buds purple, acute, scales imbricate. Leaves persistent; petiole 1.8-2.4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially glaucous, adaxially light green, oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-4.5(-5.5) × 1.5-2 cm, leathery, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 8 or 9 pairs, slightly raised, veinlets inconspicuous, reticulate, margin entire, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate or caudate-attenuate. Inflorescence terminal on leafy branchlets, corymbose-paniculate, sparsely pubescent. Flowers unknown. Fruit brownish yellow when mature; nutlets ellipsoid or ellipsoid-oblong, strongly convex, ca. 7 × 5 mm; wing including nutlet ca. 1.8 cm × ca. 8 mm, wings spreading nearly erectly. Fr. Aug-Sep.

This apparently rare species requires further study.

● Sparse forests; 1000-2000 m. Guangxi.


 

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