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87. Euonymus viburnoides Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 73: 194. 1904.

荚谜卫矛 jia mi wei mao

Euonymus chengkangensis C. W. Wang; E. crenatus Chen H. Wang; E. forrestii H. F. Comber; E. leishanensis Q. H. Chen; E. saxicola Loesener & Rehder.

Deciduous shrubs to small trees, 2-6 m tall; branches and twigs gray-green to gray-brown, terete, sturdy, striate. Petiole 4-12 mm; leaf blade thickly papery or thinly leathery, variously ovate, ovate-elliptic, or oblong-ovate, 6-10 × 2-4 cm, base cuneate or suborbicular, margin crenulate to crenate, apex obtuse or acute; lateral veins 6-8 pairs, curving forward, disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 3-4 cm, 1-3 × dichotomously branched with several to many flowers; pedicel 5-10 mm. Flowers 4-merous, 5-6 mm in diam.; sepals semirotund; petals brownish red. Capsule subglobose, with 4 little striae or angles, brown or yellow-brown to red-brown, 1-1.2 × ca. 1 cm. Seeds 1 or 2 per locule, ellipsoid, dark brown, partially covered by orange aril. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Nov.

Mixed forests, woodlands; 1300-3400 m. ?Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar].

The report from Guangxi has not been confirmed.


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