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Diospyros longshengensis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Bark dark grayish. Branches glabrous, rarely slightly puberulent. Petiole 6--8 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 8--14 X 2.5--4.4 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially usually glabrous except for scattered long appressed hairs along midrib, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, margin sometimes with sparse long appressed hairs when young, apex caudate. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary. Fruiting pedicel 3.3--4.7 cm, slender, apically densely minutely pubescent. Fruiting calyx ca. 5.3 cm in diam., outside with appressed hairs; lobes 4, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 cm, unequal. Berries yellowish green to yellow, globose, ca. 3 cm in diam., densely yellowish brown strigose. Fr. Jul-Aug.

* Scarce in dense forests in valleys. Guangxi (Longsheng Xian).


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