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Eurya ovatifolia

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, to 4 m tall. Branchlets and current year branchlets grayish brown, terete, glabrous; terminal buds 1-1.3 cm, glabrous. Petiole 2-2.5 mm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, 4-7 × 2-4 cm, leathery, abaxially reddish brown when dry, adaxially dark green, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially slightly visible, base rounded, margin closely serrulate, apex abruptly shortly caudate. Male flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster; pedicel 1-1.5 mm, glabrous; bracteoles ovate-orbicular, very small; sepals suborbicular, 1.5-2 mm, glabrous, apex rounded and retuse; petals obovate, ca. 4 mm; stamens 11 or 12; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers not seen. Fruit ovoid, ca. 4.5 × 3.5 mm, glabrous, 3-loculed; persistent style ca. 1 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Forests on mountain slopes or tops. Hainan.


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