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Elaeocarpus nitentifolius

Description from Flora of China

Trees to 20 m tall. Branchlets rust-colored sericeous; buds pubescent. Petiole 2-4 cm, slender, silvery-white sericeous; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate or elliptic, 8-15 × 3.5-7.5 cm, leathery, abaxially silvery-white sericeous, or rarely glabrescent, not black punctate, adaxially sericeous on veins, glabrescent, lateral veins 6-8 per side, prominently raised abaxially, veinlets prominently raised abaxially, conspicuous adaxially, base acute or broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex long acuminate or nearly caudate, acumen 1-1.5 cm. Raceme 2-4.5 cm; peduncle appressed sericeous; bracts caducous, lanceolate. Pedicel 3-5 mm, pubescent. Flowers polygamous, usually pendulous. Sepals 4 or 5, lanceolate, 4-5 mm, abaxially gray puberulent, adaxially nearly glabrous. Petals 4 or 5, oblong, ca. 4 mm, glabrous, 5- or 6-incised at apices. Stamens 12-14, ca. 2.5 mm; anthers not awned at apices. Disk inconspicuously lobed, pubescent. Ovary 2-loculed, sparsely sericeous; style ca. 2.5 mm, pubescent, 2- or 3-lobed at tip. Drupe shiny, ellipsoid, small, 1.5-2 × 0.8-1.1 cm, 1-loculed; endocarp ca. 1 mm thick. Seed 1, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Apr-May.

Evergreen forests; ca. 1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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