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26. Euonymus potingensis Chun & F. C. How ex J. S. Ma, Harvard Pap. Bot. 10: 94. 1997.

保亭卫矛 bao ting wei mao

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, scandent; branches and twigs brown or dark brown, obscurely angled when young. Petiole ca. 4 mm; leaf blade thinly leathery or thickly papery, oblong-elliptic to elliptic, 6-10 × 3-4.5 cm, base and apex attenuate, margin entire; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 3-4 cm, several flowered. Flowers 4-merous (not seen). Capsule (immature) globose, sparsely prickly. Fl. unknown, fr. May.

● Valley forests; ca. 1100 m. Hainan.

This is the only species in Hainan Island with prickles on the capsule. The entire leaf margin is also unique to the section.


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