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46. Euonymus pallidifolius Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formos. 3: 57. 1913.

淡绿叶卫矛 dan lü ye wei mao

Evergreen shrubs; branches and twigs round, sturdy, usually green or yellow. Petiole 4-6 mm; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-ovate, 6-8 × 3-4 cm, base attenuate, margin entire and revolute, apex acute; lateral veins and veinlets invisible. Peduncle 2-3 cm, usually with less than 3 flowers; pedicel ca. 3 mm. Flowers 4-merous, ca. 5 mm in diam.; sepals semirotund; petals nearly orbicular, greenish or whitish. Capsule brown or brown-yellow, sometimes shallowly grooved, ca. 8 mm in diam. Aril red. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Beach scrub; near sea level to 200 m. Taiwan.

This species is in need of further work because there are very few specimens available.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Glyptopetalum pallidifolium (Hayata) Q. R. Liu & S. Y. Meng (Ann. Bot. Fennici 48(2): 186. 2011).


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