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Docynia delavayi (Franch.) Schneid.


Description from Flora of China

Pyrus delavayi Franchet, Pl. Delavay. 227. 1890; Cotoneaster bodinieri H. Léveillé; Cydonia delavayi (Franchet) Cardot; Eriolobus delavayi (Franchet) C. K. Schneider.

Trees evergreen, to 3–10 m tall. Branches loose; branchlets reddish brown or purplish brown, robust, terete, initially densely yellow tomentose, glabrescent; buds reddish brown, ovoid; scales with pubescent margin, apex acuminate. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, small; petiole ca. 1 cm, densely tomentose; leaf blade lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 6–8 × 2–3 cm, leathery, abaxially densely yellowish white tomentose, adaxially lustrous, base cuneate or subrounded, margin entire or slightly crenulate, apex acute or acuminate. Pedicel short, subglabrous, in fruit becoming longer, densely tomentose. Flowers 3–5-fascicled, 2.5–3 cm in diam.; bracts lanceolate, apex acuminate. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially yellowish white tomentose. Sepals lanceolate or triangular-lanceolate, 5–8 mm, both surfaces densely tomentose, shorter than hypanthium, margin entire, apex acute or acuminate. Petals white, ovate or oblong-ovate, 1.2–1.5 cm × 5–8 mm. Stamens 40–45. Styles equalling or lower than stamens, connate and pubescent at base. Pome yellow, ovoid or oblong, 2–3 cm in diam., initially densely tomentose, slightly tomentose or subglabrous when mature; sepals persistent. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Aug–Sep.

River sides in valleys, mixed forests, mountainous areas; 1000--3000 m. W Guizhou, W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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