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Cerasus cyclamina (Koehne) Yu et Li


Description from Flora of China

Trees 5–10 m tall. Bark grayish blackish brown. Branchlets grayish to purplish brown, glabrous, rarely pilose. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous. Stipules linear, shorter than petiole, margin gland-tipped fimbriate. Petiole 0.8–1.2 cm, glabrous, rarely pilose, with 2 nectaries in apical or middle part or at leaf blade base; leaf blade obovate-oblong or broadly elliptic, 4.5–12 × 2.7–5.5 cm, abaxially pale green and glabrous or initially sparsely pilose along veins but glabrescent, adaxially dark green and glabrous, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin serrate or acutely biserrate and teeth with a minute apical gland, apex abruptly acuminate; secondary veins 8–12 on either side of midvein. Inflorescences umbellate or subumbellate, 2–4-flowered; involucral bracts obovate, 0.8–1.3 cm in diam., abaxially subglabrous, adaxially densely villous; peduncle 0.8–2 cm, glabrous or scattered pilose; bracts orbicular, 3–5 mm in diam., margin with long-stalked glands. Flowers opening at same time as leaves. Pedicel 1.5–2.6 cm, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 4 mm, outside glabrous. Sepals lanceolate, 6–8 mm, reflexed, apex obtuse. Petals pink, oblong, apically 2-lobed. Stamens ca. 32, slightly shorter than petals. Style slightly longer than stamens, glabrous. Drupe red, subglobose, 7.5–8.3 mm in diam.; endocarp ± sculptured. Fl. Apr–May, fr. May–Jul.

Woodlands, thickets; 1000--1300 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan.


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