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Eurya subcordata

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 1-5 m tall. Older branches grayish brown, subglabrous; young branches spreading, blackish brown pubescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely pubescent. Petiole to 1 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong, ovate-oblong, or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 × 1-1.3 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green and pubescent particularly along midvein, adaxially green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 6-9 on each side of midvein, slender, abaxially raised, and adaxially impressed, base slightly cordate, margin closely serrulate, apex obtuse to acute. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles small, ovate; sepals broadly ovate to suborbicular, ca. 1.5 mm, membranous, outside pubescent, margin ciliolate, apex rounded and with a black mucro; petals obovate to obovate-oblong, ca. 3.5 mm; stamens 15 or 16; anthers not locellate; pistillode densely pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles, sepals, and petals similar to those of male flowers; ovary ovoid, densely pubescent, 3-loculed; style ca. 3 mm, apically 3-lobed. Immature fruit ovoid, 3-3.5 × ca. 3 mm, with ca. 10 seeds per locule, sparsely pubescent. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. May-Jun.

● Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 1200-2100 m. SE Yunnan.


 

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