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27. Euonymus spraguei Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo. 30(1): 59. 1911.

疏刺卫矛 shu ci wei mao

Euonymus kuraruensis Hayata.

Deciduous shrubs, scandent, 4-5 m tall; branches and twigs striate, angulate, brown or gray-brown when dry, sometimes green. Petiole 5-14 mm; leaf blade thinly leathery, ovate-elliptic, ca. 5 × 2-3 cm, base cuneate or truncate, margin sparsely crenulate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 6-8 pairs, sometimes invisible and disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 2-3 cm, 1-3-flowered; pedicel ca. 1 cm or less. Flowers 4-merous, 6-8 mm in diam.; sepals small, semirotund; petals orbicular, attenuate at base, greenish yellow. Capsule red when fresh, brown when dry, nearly globose, 8-10 mm in diam., 4-lobed, sparsely prickly or nearly smooth, prickles 1-2 mm. Aril bright orange. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Aug-Feb.

● Forests, scrub; 1100-2800 m. Taiwan.


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