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Eurya quinquelocularis

Description from Flora of China

Eurya annamensis Gagnepain.

Shrubs or trees, 3-10(-20) m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, slender and spreading, spreading villous; terminal buds densely pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong to oblong-ovate, 7-13 × 2-3.5 cm, membranous to papery, abaxially pale green and appressed pubescent when young but glabrescent or becoming subglabrous, adaxially green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 12-14 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially slightly impressed, secondary and reticulate veins visible on both surfaces, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to several in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate-triangular, ca. 1 mm; sepals broadly ovate to suborbicular, ca. 2.5 mm, subleathery, outside pubescent, apex rounded and retuse; petals oblong-obovate to ovate, 4-5 mm; stamens 17-18; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary globose, glabrous, (4 or)5-loculed; style apically (4 or)5-parted. Fruit black when mature, globose, 5-6 mm in diam. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jun-Jul.

Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 800-1500 m. Guangxi, NW Guizhou, SE Yunnan [Vietnam].


 

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