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Padus grayana (Maxim.) Schneid.


Description from Flora of China

Prunus grayana Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 29: 107. 1884; Padus acrophylla C. K. Schneider; Prunus padus Linnaeus var. japonica Miquel.

Trees 8–10(–16) m tall. Branches blackish brown, glabrous, with pale lenticels; branchlets reddish brown to grayish green, velutinous when young. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent at scale margins. Stipules linear, margin glandular, apex acuminate. Petiole 5–10 mm, usually glabrous; leaf blade grayish green, ovate-oblong to oblong, 4–10 × 1.8–4 cm, glabrous or abaxially pubescent on midvein, base rounded to subcordate, margin acutely serrate or incised, apex long acuminate to long caudate. Racemes 5–8 cm, dense, many-flowered, basally with 2–4(or 5) leaves; peduncle glabrous. Flowers 7–8 mm in diam. Pedicel 2–4 mm, 6–9 mm in fruit, glabrous. Hypanthium campanulate, outside glabrous. Sepals triangular-ovate, soon caducous, outside glabrous, margin serrulate, apex acute. Petals white, oblong-obovate, base cuneate and shortly clawed, margin apically erose; stamens 20–30. Ovary glabrous. Style long and exserted; stigma discoid. Drupe blackish brown, ovoid-globose, 5–6 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Sep.

Mixed forests in valleys, shady places on slopes, along trails; 1000--3800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan].


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