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28. Euonymus verrucocarpus C. Y. Cheng ex J. S. Ma, Harvard Pap. Bot. 3: 231. 1998.

瘤果卫矛 liu guo wei mao

Deciduous shrubs to small trees, to 5 m tall, to 13 cm d.b.h.; stem green to gray-green, 4-angled, glabrous; twigs green to light green, 4-angled when dry; winter buds very small, with several yellow scales, generally acute. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade ± papery, ovate or elliptic-ovate, base and apex acuminate or acute, margin denticulate; lateral veins 4-6 pairs, disappearing before reaching margin or unclear, glabrous on both sides. Peduncle axillary, up to 10 mm, typically 1-flowered, occasionally few flowered. Flowers 4-merous (not seen). Cap sule usually 1, sometimes 2 or 3, with dense and very short tubercles, less than ca. 6 × 5 mm, red when fresh (field record); pedicel ca. 5 mm. Seeds 2 per locule, nearly round or oblong-round, ca. 4 × 3 mm, black when dry, partially covered by aril. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.

● Scrub; ca. 2400 m. Yunnan.


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