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66. Euonymus laxicymosus C. Y. Cheng ex J. S. Ma, Harvard Pap. Bot. 10: 96. 1997.

稀序卫矛 xi xu wei mao

Evergreen shrubs, to 4 m tall; branches terete, sturdy, dark brown to brown, twigs 4-angled. Petiole sturdy, 5-10 mm; leaf blade leathery and rigid, lanceolate, sometimes elliptic-lanceolate, 12-16 × 3-4.5 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, margin entire, sometimes finely and remotely crenulate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 8-11 pairs, curving forward, webbing and disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle 10-15 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched, several flowered; pedicel 1-1.8 cm. Flowers 5-merous, 8-9 mm in diam.; sepals semiorbicular; petals dark pink to purple or purplish brown, obovate, margin ciliate. Capsule subglobose, 5-angled, red when fresh, brown or yellow-brown when dry, ca. 1.2 × 1.5 cm. Seeds ellipsoid, dark brown, partially covered by orange-red aril. Fl. May-Dec, fr. Jul-Jan.

Forests, woodlands; 1200-1400 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan [Vietnam].

The protologue cites two misidentified specimens, S. Z. Wang 17 (KUN) and S. Z. Wang 357 (KUN, PE), which in fact belong to Euonymus prismatomerioides.


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