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1. Euonymus clivicola W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 10: 31. 1917.

岩波卫矛 yan bo wei mao

Euonymus clivicola var. rongchuensis (C. Marquand & Airy Shaw) Blakelock; E. elegantissimus Loesener & Rehder; E. rongchuensis C. Marquand & Airy Shaw.

Deciduous shrubs, 2-3 m tall; branches and twigs moderately sturdy, striate, brown or gray-brown when dry. Petiole ca. 4 mm; leaf blade thinly leathery or thickly papery, elliptic-lanceolate, 8-12 × 2-3 cm, widest at mid-blade, base subrotund, margin finely crenulate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle slender, 3-6 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel slender, 4-5 mm. Flowers 5-merous, 8-11 mm in diam.; sepals suborbicular, short; petals reddish to purple, ovate, base cuneate. Ovary weakly angulate. Capsule green to brown, or yellow- brown when dry, nearly globose, 1-1.2 cm in diam., with 5 long and thin wings, up to 1.2 cm when fully developed. Aril bright red. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Nov.

Mixed forests, scrub; 2400-3900 m. Hubei, ?Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal].

The distribution report from Qinghai has not been confirmed.


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