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Eurya glaberrima

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees. Young branches reddish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets yellowish green, slightly 2-ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds glabrous. Petiole 2-4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 4-8 × 1.2-2.4 cm, leathery, abaxially yellowish green and glabrous, adaxially dark green and shiny, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 6-8 on each side of midvein and slightly raised on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin closely serrulate and slightly revolute when dry, apex acute and with an obtuse to retuse tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles very small; sepals suborbicular, ca. 2 mm, outside glabrous, margin ciliolate, apex rounded; petals obovate to obovate-oblong, ca. 3 mm; stamens 6-10; anthers locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals obovate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous; style ca. 1 mm, 3-parted to base. Immature fruit globose, ca. 3 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Oct-Dec.

● Forests on mountain slopes; 1500-3300 m. Taiwan.


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