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40. Euonymus bockii Loesener, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 439. 1900.

南川卫矛 nan chuan wei mao

Euonymus bockii var. orgyalis (W. W. Smith) C. Y. Cheng; E. orgyalis W. W. Smith; E. petelotii Merrill; E. subsessilis Sprague var. latifolius Loesener.

Evergreen shrubs or ascending subshrubs, 6-8 m tall; branches and twigs rounded, with lenticels when old, usually brown or dark brown. Leaves sessile or with very short petiole, less than ca. 3 mm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 8-16 × 4-8 cm, base rounded to cordate, apex acute; lateral veins 6-9 pairs, prominent abaxially. Peduncle 3-4 cm, slender, usually several flowered, sometimes more than 5-flowered; pedicel usually less than ca. 9 mm. Flowers 4-merous, ca. 6 mm in diam.; sepals semirotund; petals nearly orbicular, greenish. Capsule brown or green-brown, densely white spotted, sometimes white scalelike, less than ca. 8 mm in diam. Aril red. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Aug-Dec.

Mixed forests; 1000-2300 m. Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [India, Vietnam].

This is an easily recognized species in Euonymus sect. Ilicifolii due to its large sessile leaves and fruit densely white spotted at maturity. Leaf blade variation has been used to circumscribe new taxa; however, taking variation across the genus into account, those taxa are not supported.


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