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Eurya velutina

Description from Flora of China

Trees 12-25 m tall. Young branches grayish brown to purplish brown, glabrous or subglabrous; current year branchlets terete, yellowish brown velutinous; terminal buds yellowish brown velutinous. Petiole 2-4 mm, abaxially velutinous, adaxially grooved and glabrous; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 12-15 × 4-5.2 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green, yellowish brown appressed pubescent, and densely villous along midvein, adaxially dark green, slightly shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially slightly impressed, secondary veins 16-20 on each side of midvein, slender, and slightly raised on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, velutinous. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers: bracteoles ovate, velutinous; sepals ovate-oblong, ovate, or suborbicular, ca. 3 mm, leathery, outside velutinous, apex rounded; petals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm; ovary globose, densely villous, 5-loculed; styles ca. 4 mm, 3-5-parted apically or rarely to middle. Immature fruit ellipsoid to elliptic-globose, ca. 6 × 5 mm in diam., densely villous. Seeds brown, ca. 1.2 mm, shiny. Fl. Jan-Mar, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Forests on mountain slopes; ca. 1000 m. Guangdong (Xinyi).


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