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Euonymus theifolius

Description from Flora of China

Euonymus paravagans Z. M. Gu & C. Y. Cheng.

Evergreen shrubs or ascending subshrubs, 2-3 m tall; branches and twigs round, usually brown or yellow. Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-10 × 2.5-5 cm, base cuneate, margin crenulate to serrate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 5-8 pairs. Peduncle 2-3 cm, slender, usually with more than 7 flowers, sometimes only 5-flowered; pedicel ca. 5 mm. Flowers 4-merous, ca. 5 mm in diam.; sepals semirotund; petals nearly orbicular, greenish or whitish. Capsule brown or brown-yellow, ca. 8 mm in diam. Aril red. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Aug-Dec.

This species is among the complex Euonymus bockii, E. fortunei, and E. jinyangensis, which are very similar. The distribution reports from Guizhou and Sichuan have not been confirmed.

Forests, woodlands, scrub; 1500-3400 m. ?Guizhou, ?Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand].


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