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Eurya auriformis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely villous. Petiole very short to subsessile; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 × 0.6-1 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green and appressed villous, adaxially green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein and obscure on both surfaces, base auriculate and amplexicaul, margin entire, apex obtuse to rounded and with a retuse tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, villous. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, very small; sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm, outside pubescent, apex acute; petals oblong, ca. 3 mm; stamens 10 or 11; anthers 4- or 5-locellate; pistillode densely pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar but slight smaller than those of male flowers; petals lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary globose densely pubescent, 3-loculed; style ca. 2 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit globose, ca. 3 mm in diam., pubescent. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. May.

● Forests in valleys; 600-700 m. Guangdong, E Guangxi.


 

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