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38. Euonymus tashiroi Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 31: 23. 1887.

菱叶卫矛 ling ye wei mao

Euonymus acutorhombifolius Hayata; E. matsudae Hayata; Glyptopetalum matsudae (Hayata) Nakai.

Evergreen shrubs, 1.5-2 m tall; young branches and twigs 4-angled, green when dry. Petiole sessile or very short, 2-4 mm; leaf blade thinly papery, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, sometimes oblong-elliptic, 4-5(-7) × 2.2-3.5(-5) cm, base cuneate or attenuate, margin remotely and obtusely serrate, apex acute, acuminate, or slightly caudate; lateral veins ca. 5 pairs, sometimes invisible, curving forward and disappearing before reaching margin. Pedicel slender, ca. 5 mm. Flowers typically 1(or 2 or more), axillary, 4-merous, ca. 1 cm in diam.; sepals suborbicular; petals green, light yellow or greenish yellow, ovate, base attenuate. Capsule dark brown when fresh, brown or gray when dry, 1-1.3 cm in diam., 4-lobed, only 1-3 lobes developing, lobes ovoid. Aril bright red. Fl. Apr-Dec, fr. May-Dec.

Forests, woodlands, scrub; 100-1400 m. Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)].


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