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Eurya tsaii

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 2-9 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown pubescent; terminal buds densely pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to oblong, 4-10 × 1.8-3.2 cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish green and pubescent along midvein, adaxially dark green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, slender, abaxially slightly raised, and adaxially impressed, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles orbicular, ca. 1 mm, outside pubescent; sepals orbicular, ca. 1.5 mm, leathery, outside pubescent, margin glandular and sometimes also ciliolate, apex rounded; petals oblong-obovate, ca. 3 mm; stamens 12-15; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals ovate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 1.5 mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit globose, 5-6 mm in diam. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jun-Aug.

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.

● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes; 2300-2800 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan.


 

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