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13. Euonymus schensianus Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 27: 444. 1881.

陕西卫矛 shan xi wei mao

Euonymus haoi Loesener ex Chen H. Wang.

Deciduous shrubs, ca. 3 m tall; branches and twigs moderately sturdy, striate, brown or gray-brown when dry. Petiole less than 1 cm; leaf blade thickly papery, ovate-elliptic, obovate, or obovate-elliptic, 5-8(-10) × 2.5-4 cm, base subrotund, cuneate, or attenuate, margin finely crenulate, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins 4-6 pairs, disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle slender, up to 10 cm or more, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched with several to many flowers; pedicel thin and slender, ca. 10 mm. Flowers 4-merous, ca. 7 mm in diam.; sepals suborbicular, short; petals whitish green or greenish white, obovate, apex acute, base cuneate. Ovary weakly angulate. Capsule green to brown, or yellow-brown when dry, nearly globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., with 4 wide and obtuse wings, more than ca. 8 × 6 mm when fully developed. Aril bright red. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Foothills. Gansu, ?Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan.

The distribution report from Guizhou has not been confirmed.


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