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3. Euonymus ficoides C. Y. Cheng ex J. S. Ma, Harvard Pap. Bot. 10: 94. 1997.

榕叶卫矛 rong ye wei mao

Evergreen shrubs, 2-3 m tall; branches and twigs sturdy, brown or gray-brown when dry. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, sturdy; leaf blade thickly leathery, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 9-13 × 4-6 cm, base semirotund, attenuate, or cuneate, margin nearly entire, sometimes revolute, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins 8-12 pairs, curved forward, netting and disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 5-6 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel short, less than ca. 1 cm. Flowers 5-merous (not seen). Capsule red when fresh, or dark brown when dry, nearly globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., with 5 obscure wings at maturity. Seeds 2; aril orange. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Mixed forests, scrub; 1200-2100 m. Yunnan.


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