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Eriobotrya malipoensis Kuan


Description from Flora of China

Trees 10–15 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown, stout, rusty tomentose. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 8–9 mm, pubescent, apex acuminate; petiole ca. 1 cm, densely rusty tomentose; leaf blade oblong or oblong-obovate, 30–40 × 10–15 cm, leathery, midvein stout, prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 20–25 pairs, abaxially densely rusty tomentose, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base attenuate, margin remotely obtusely serrate, apex acute. Panicle 8–10 cm diam.; many flowered; peduncle densely rusty tomentose; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, 3–5 mm, densely rusty tomentose. Pedicel 2–4 mm, densely rusty tomentose. Flowers fragrant, ca. 1 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, rusty tomentose. Sepals ovate, 2–3 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially rusty tomentose, margin entire. Petals white, obovate, 5–6 × 4–5 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary pubescent apically, 2-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3–5. Pome brown, globose or subglobose, ca. 1. 8 cm in diam., initially rusty tomentose, glabrescent; fruiting pedicel 3–5 mm, densely pubescent. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul.

Dense forests in valleys; 1200--1500 m. SE Yunnan.


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