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59. Euonymus gibber Hance, J. Bot. 20: 77. 1882.

流苏卫矛 liu su wei mao

Euonymus miyakei Hayata; E. xylocarpus C. Y. Cheng & Z. M. Gu.

Evergreen shrubs to small trees, to 3 m tall; branches terete, sturdy, twigs green to light green, 4-angled, twigs and leaves sometimes farinose. Petiole sturdy, less than 1 cm; leaf blade thinly leathery or thickly papyraceous, obovate-elliptic, 6-10 × 3-4.5 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, margin entire, apex obtuse or rounded; lateral veins invisible. Peduncle 3-4 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel ca. 5 mm. Flowers 5-merous, 10-12 mm in diam.; sepals semiorbicular; petals white to pink, obovate, apex fimbriate. Capsule obrhombic, with 5 angles and deep grooves, brown or yellow-brown to red-brown, ca. 1 × 1.2-1.4 cm, 5-lobed, basal sepals persistent. Seeds ellipsoid, dark brown, partly covered by orange-red aril. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests, woodlands; 100-1600 m. Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan.


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