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Eriobotrya serrata Vidal


Description from Flora of China

Trees 10–20 m tall. Branchlets yellowish brown, stout, densely tomentose when young, glabrescent. Stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 1.5–3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate or oblanceolate, 9–23 × 3.5–13 cm, leathery, adaxially lustrous, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 10–16 pairs, glabrous or abaxially sparsely brown pubescent along veins, base attenuate, margin incurved-serrate; apex obtuse or acute. Panicle ca. 8 cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle densely yellow tomentose; bracts not seen. Pedicel 2–3 mm, densely yellow tomentose. Flowers 8–10 mm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, 3–4 mm, abaxially densely yellow tomentose. Sepals ovate, 2–2.5 cm, abaxially yellow tomentose, apex obtuse or acute. Petals white, obovate, 3–3.5 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary pubescent apically, (2 or)3- or 4(or 5)-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles (2 or)3 or 4(or 5), base pubescent. Pome green, globose or pyriform, 1.5–1.8 cm in diam., subglabrous; sepals reflexed. Fl. Nov, fr. May.

Thickets on slopes; 1100--1900 m. Guangxi, Yunnan [Laos].


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