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Eriobotrya seguinii (Levl.) Card. ex Guillaumin


Description from Flora of China

Symplocos seguinii H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 431. 1912; Eriobotrya pseudoraphiolepis Cardot.

Shrubs 2–4 m tall. Branchlets brownish gray, slender, glabrous. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 2–3 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate; petiole 1–1.5 cm glabrous; leaf blade oblong or oblanceolate, 3–6 × 1.2 cm, leathery, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins ca. 10 pairs and inconspicuous, abaxially villous when young, glabrescent, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base attenuate into short petiole, margin incurved-crenate, apex obtuse or acute. Panicle, rarely a raceme, 1–4 cm in diam., several- to many flowered; peduncle densely rusty tomentose; bracts caducous, lanceolate, 1.8–3 mm, rusty tomentose. Pedicel absent or densely shortly rusty tomentose. Flowers ca. 5 mm in diam. Hypanthium shortly campanulate, abaxially rusty tomentose. Sepals broadly ovate, short, ca. 2 mm, abaxially rusty tomentose, apex obtuse. Petals white, suborbicular or obcordate, ca. 4 mm. Stamens 15. Ovary villous apically, 3- or 4-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3 or 4, villous basally. Pome dark purplish brown, ovoid, ca. 1 cm in diam., slightly pubescent; fruiting pedicel 2–3 mm, densely brown pubescent; sepals reflexed. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Jun–Jul.

Thickets on slopes; 500--1500 m. SW Guizhou, SE Yunnan.


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