All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 11 Page 441, 442 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Celastraceae | Euonymus

5. Euonymus frigidus Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 409. 1824.

冷地卫矛 leng di wei mao

Euonymus amygdalifolius Franchet; E. assamicus Blakelock; E. austrotibetanus Y. R. Li; E. burmanicus Merrill; E. crinitus Pampanini; E. dasydictyon Loesener & Rehder; E. frigidus f. elongatus (Cowan & A. H. Cowan) H. Hara; E. frigidus var. elongatus Cowan & A. H. Cowan; E. frigidus var. wardii (W. W. Smith) Blakelock; E. porphyreus Loesener; E. porphyreus var. angustifolius L. C. Wang & X. G. Sun; E. porphyreus var. ellipticus Blakelock; E. pygmaeus W. W. Smith; E. roseoperulatus Loesener; E. taliensis Loesener; E. wardii W. W. Smith.

Deciduous shrubs to small trees, 3-7 m tall; branches and twigs moderately sturdy, striate, brown or gray-brown when dry. Petiole less than 1 cm; leaf blade thickly papery or thinly leathery, variously elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 6-11 × 2-3.5 cm, widest at mid-blade, base subrotund, cuneate, or attenuate, margin finely crenulate, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle slender, 7-10 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel slender, 5-6 mm. Flowers 4-merous, less than 8 mm in diam.; sepals suborbicular, short; petals reddish to purple or brown, ovate, base cuneate. Ovary weakly angulate. Capsule green to brown, or yellow-brown when dry, nearly globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., with 4 short and obtuse wings, less than ca. 6 mm when fully developed. Aril bright red. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov.

Mixed forests, scrub; 500-4000 m. ?Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Qinghai, ?Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal].

The gathering H. L. Tsiang 37838 from Sichuan was found to have 3- and 4-merous flowers co-existing on the same plant. The only other such occurrence is in Euonymus sachalinensis. The distribution reports from Gansu and Shanxi have not been confirmed.


Related Objects  

Photos by The Biodiversity of the Hengduan Mountains Project  
  • Image File (Susan Kelley)
  • Image/JPEG

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |