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Padus obtusata (Koehne) Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

Prunus obtusata Koehne in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 66. 1911; Padus brachypoda (Batalin) C. K. Schneider var. pubigera C. K. Schneider; Prunus ohwii Kanehira & Hatusima; P. pubigera (C. K. Schneider) Koehne; P. pubigera var. longifolia Cardot; P. pubigera var. obovata Koehne; P. pubigera var. ohwii (Kanehira & Hatusima ex Kanehira) S. S. Ying; P. pubigera var. potaninii Koehne; P. pubigera var. prattii Koehne; P. vaniotii H. Léveillé; P. vaniotii var. obovata (Koehne) Rehder; P. vaniotii var. potaninii (Koehne) Rehder.

Trees 6–20 m tall. Branches purplish brown to dark brown, glabrous, with sparse lenticels; branchlets reddish brown when young, pubescent or glabrous. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous. Stipules linear, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Petiole 1–2.2 cm, pubescent or glabrous, apex usually with a nectary on either side; leaf blade narrowly oblong, elliptic, or obovate, 4.5–11 × 2–4.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, base subrounded, broadly cuneate, or rarely subcordate, margin crenulate, apex acute, acuminate, or rarely obtuse; midvein and secondary veins abaxially prominent. Racemes 10–15 cm, many-flowered, basally with 2 leaves; peduncle pubescent. Flowers 8–10 mm in diam. Pedicel 3–7 mm, pubescent. Hypanthium campanulate, outside pubescent. Sepals triangular-ovate, soon caducous, outside subglabrous, margin crenulate, apex acute. Petals white, suborbicular to oblong, base cuneate and shortly clawed, margin apically erose or undulate. Stamens many. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly shorter than stamens; stigma discoid. Drupe black, ovoid-globose, 6–8 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep.

Mixed forests on slopes, valleys, stream sides; 800--3600 m. Anhui, S Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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