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Eriobotrya henryi Nakai


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, to 7 m tall. Branchlets gray, slender, initially tomentose, soon glabrescent. Stipules caducous, not seen; petioles 5–13 mm, subglabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, rarely ovate-oblong, 5–11 × 0.8–2.7 cm, leathery, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 16–20 pairs, adaxially lustrous, rusty tomentose when young, soon glabrescent, base cuneate or attenuate, margin remotely and sharply serrate, apex acuminate. Panicle 2.5–4.5(–7) cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle short, densely rusty tomentose; bracts caducous; bracteoles caducous, linear, both surfaces rusty tomentose, densely so at margin, soon glabrescent. Pedicel 2–4 mm, densely rusty tomentose. Flowers ca. 1 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially rusty tomentose. Sepals ovate or ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm, both surfaces tomentose, apex obtuse or shortly caudate. Petals white, obovate, 7–8 mm, apex rounded. Stamens 15–20. Ovary pubescent, 2-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2 or 3, free. Pome dark purplish brown, ovoid, 7–9 mm in diam., rusty tomentose; fruiting pedicel 2–5 mm, initially densely brown tomentose, soon glabrescent. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.

Thickets on slopes; 1800--2000 m. Guizhou, Yunnan [Myanmar].


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