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54. Sorbus corymbifera (Miquel) N. T. Kh’ep & G. P. Yakovlev, Bot. Zhurn. 66: 1188. 1981.

疣果花楸 you guo hua qiu

Vaccinium corymbiferum Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. 588. 1861; Aria corymbifera (Miquel) H. Ohashi & H. Iketani; Micromeles corymbifera (Miquel) Kalkman; M. granulosa C. K. Schneider; Photinia bartletti Merrill; Pyrus granulosa Bertoloni; Sorbus granulosa (Bertoloni) Rehder.

Trees, rarely shrubs, to 18 m tall. Branchlets brown when young, blackish brown when old, terete, rusty brown tomentose when young, glabrate; buds ovoid, 6–8 mm, apex acute; scales brownish, glabrous. Leaves simple; petiole 2.5–3 mm, rust-brown tomentose when young, glabrescent; leaf blade ovate or elliptic-ovate, 9–13 × 4.5–6 cm, lateral veins 7–11 pairs, slightly curved and anastomosing toward margin, both surfaces rusty brown tomentose, glabrate, base rounded, margin shallowly crenate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 4–7 × 3–5(–6) cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels rusty brown tomentose, glabrous when old, small lenticellate. Pedicel 3–4 mm. Flowers 6–7 mm in diam. Hypanthium initially rust-brown tomentose, glabrate. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2.5 × 2–3 mm, apex acute. Petals white, ovate, 3–4 × 2–3 mm, adaxially puberulous, apex obtuse. Stamens 20(–25), nearly as long as or somewhat shorter than petals. Styles (2 or)3 or 4, not exceeding stamens, glabrous, connate near base. Fruit reddish brown, globose to ovoid-globose, 1–1.5(–2) cm in diam., 2–4-loculed, with rusty lenticels, conspicuously marked by an annular scar. Fl. Jan–Feb, fr. Aug–Sep.

Moist mixed forests; 1200--3400 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Yunnan [Cambodia, Indonesia, E India, Laos, N Myanmar, Thailand, SE Vietnam].


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