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Cerasus dictyoneura (Diels) Yu


Description from Flora of China

Prunus dictyoneura Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36(Beibl. 82): 57. 1905; P. humilis Bunge var. villosula Bunge.

Shrubs 0.3–1(–2) m tall. Branchlets grayish brown; young branchlets densely pubescent. Winter buds ovoid, densely downy. Stipules linear, 3–4 mm, margin glandular serrate. Petiole usually 2–3 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade obovate-elliptic, usually 2–4 × 1–2.5 cm, abaxially pale green and densely brown hirsute, adaxially dark green and glabrous or pubescent and usually crisp, base cuneate, margin serrate or biserrate, apex rounded to acute; secondary veins 5–8 on either side of midvein; reticulate veins conspicuous. Flowers solitary or to 3 in a fascicle, opening before leaves. Pedicel 4–8 mm, densely pubescent. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 3 × 3 mm, outside pubescent. Sepals ovate, ca. 3 mm, apex acute. Petals pink or white, obovate. Stamens 30–35. Style nearly as long as stamens. Drupe red, globose, 1–1.5 cm in diam.; endocarp sides sparsely ribbed. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul–Sep.

This species is used medicinally.

Thickets in sunny places on mountain slopes, also cultivated; 400--2300 m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi.


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