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64. Euonymus hui J. S. Ma, Harvard Pap. Bot. 10: 96. 1997.

秀英卫矛 xiu ying wei mao

Deciduous trees, to 25 m tall, ca. 10 cm d.b.h.; branches terete, sturdy, twigs green to light green, 4-angled. Petiole sturdy, 1-1.3 cm; leaf blade thinly leathery or thickly papyraceous, elliptic, 8-14 × 3-6 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, margin crenate or serrate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 8-11 pairs, curving forward, webbing and disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 2.5-3 cm, sturdy, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel 4-6 mm. Flowers 4-merous (not seen). Capsule subglobose, 4-angled, green when fresh, brown or yellow-brown when dry, ca. 8 × 6-7 mm, slightly apiculate at apex. Seeds ellipsoid, dark brown; aril orange-red. Fl. unknown, fr. Jul-Sep.

● About 600 m. W Sichuan (Tianquan).

This species is known only from the type. It is similar to Euonymus nitidus, E. hamiltonianus, and species in E. sect. Ilicifolii but differs from these by having smaller obliquely angled fruit.


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