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Elaeocarpus glabripetalus

Description from Flora of China

Trees to 15 m tall. Branchlets red-brown when dry, ± angular, glabrous; buds pubescent. Petiole nearly absent or to 4(-10) mm, black when dry, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially greenish, ± shiny, adaxially greenish yellow when dry, shiny, oblanceolate, (6-)8-12(-20) × (2.5-)3-4 cm, papery or membranous, glabrous, abaxially not glandular, lateral veins 7-9 per side, prominently raised abaxially, veinlets sparse, slightly prominent abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base narrow and decurrent, margin minutely crenate, apex acute, acumen obtuse. Racemes in leaf axils of second-year branches, 5-10 cm, slender; peduncles puberulent. Pedicel 5-6 mm. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, lanceolate, ca. 5 × 1.5 mm, abaxially puberulent. Petals 5, white, 5-6 mm, broader in upper part, narrow at base, abaxially glabrous, 14-18-laciniate. Stamens 20-30, ca. 3.5 mm; filaments very short; anthers fascicled, not awned but pubescent at apices. Disk 5-lobed, pubescent. Ovary 2- or 3-loculed, pubescent; style 3-5 mm, puberulent. Drupe ellipsoid, 3.4-4.2 × 1-1.5 cm; endocarp thinly bony, shallowly lacunose (furrowed). Fl. Jul, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Evergreen forests; 300-1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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