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Padus velutina (Batal.) Schneid.


Description from Flora of China

Prunus velutina Batalin, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 14: 168. 1895.

Trees 7–20 m tall. Branches blackish brown, glabrous, sparsely lenticellate; branchlets reddish brown, velutinous to subglabrous. Winter buds ovoid; scale margins velutinous when young. Stipules linear, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Petiole 1.5–2.5 cm, densely brown velutinous, apex with a nectary on either side; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or occasionally obovate, 6–10 × 3–5.5 cm, abaxially pale green to brownish green, velutinous, and densely velutinous along midvein and veins, adaxially dark green and glabrous, base rounded, margin appressed serrate, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Racemes 10–15 cm, many-flowered, basally with 2–4 leaves; peduncle densely velutinous. Flowers 8–10 mm in diam. Pedicel ca. 5 mm, to 6 mm in fruit, densely velutinous, nearly glabrescent in fruit. Hypanthium cup-shaped, outside glabrous. Sepals triangular to semiorbicular, soon caducous, outside glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex obtuse to acute. Petals white, oblong, base cuneate and shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens 22–28. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly shorter than stamens; stigma oblique. Drupe reddish brown, globose, 5–7 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Oct.

Scrub in valleys, stream sides; 1000--1600 m. Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan.


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