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Padus perulata (Koehne) Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

Prunus perulata Koehne in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 61. 1911.

Trees 6–12 m tall. Branches blackish brown to reddish brown, glabrous, with pale lenticels; branchlets reddish brown to purplish brown, velutinous when young. Winter buds ovoid, glabrous or sometimes pubescent at scale margins. Stipules linear-lanceolate, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Petiole 1.2–2.5 cm, velutinous when young, non-glandular; leaf blade oblong-obovate, to obovate-oblanceolate, rarely elliptic, 5–11 × 3–5.5 cm, abaxially pale green, hairy on midvein, and barbate in vein axils, adaxially dark green and glabrous, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin appressed serrulate, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Racemes 5–10 cm, many-flowered, base leafless; involucral bracts persistent; peduncle velutinous, glabrescent. Flowers 5–7 mm in diam. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, to 8 mm in fruit, velutinous, glabrescent. Hypanthium campanulate, outside glabrous. Sepals triangular-ovate, persistent in fruit, outside glabrous, margin glandular, apex acute. Petals white, nearly suborbicular to ovate, apically undulate. Stamens 10. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly shorter than stamens; stigma disc-shaped. Drupe black, subglobose, 7–8 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. May–Oct.

Mixed forests, sparse forests beside streams, river sides, valleys; 1800--3200 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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