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Syzygium kwangtungense

Description from Flora of China

Eugenia kwangtungensis Merrill, Sunyatsenia 1: 202. 1934.

Trees, to 5 m tall. Branchlets dark brown when dry, terete or slightly compressed; old branches brown. Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 5-8 × 1.5-4 cm, leathery, abaxially brown to reddish brown when dry, adaxially dark brown and not glossy when dry, abaxially glandular, adaxially with numerous impressed glands, secondary veins 3-4 mm apart, at an angle of ca. 60° from midvein, and inconspicuous on both surfaces, intramarginal veins ca. 1 mm from margin, base broadly cuneate to obtuse, apex obtuse to slightly acute. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, paniculate cymes, 2-4 cm; peduncle ± ridged. Flower buds 3-4 mm. Hypanthium obconic, ca. 3 mm. Calyx lobes inconspicuous. Petals white, coherent, ca. 3 mm in diam. Stamens 7-8 mm. Style as long as stamens. Fruit black, globose, 7-9 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

● Broad-leaved evergreen forests, mountain slopes, streamsides; below 100-600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi.


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