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Stranvaesia nussia (Buch.-Ham.) Dcne.


Description from Flora of China

Pyrus nussia Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 237. 1825; Crataegus glauca Wallich ex G. Don; Eriobotrya ambigua Merrill; Stranvaesia glaucescens Lindley.

Trees to 5–9 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown when old, terete, densely pilose when young, gradually glabrescent, subglabrous when old. Petiole ca. 1 cm, pilose; stipules caducous, lanceolate, membranous; leaf blade oblanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, 6–8 × 2–3.5 cm, veins 10–12 pairs, abaxially pilose along veins, adaxially initially pilose, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin irregularly obtusely dentate, apex acute. Compound corymbs terminal, 6–9 × 8–12 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels densely pilose; bracts 4–6 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 5–10 mm. Flowers ca. 1 cm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially pilose. Sepals triangular-lanceolate, 2.5–4 × 2.5–3 mm, margin entire, apex acute. Petals oblong or elliptic, 4–6 × 3–5 mm, base shortly clawed and barbate, apex emarginate. Stamens 20; filaments unequal in length, slightly shorter than sepals. Ovary semi-inferior, (4- or)5-loculed; styles (4 or)5, connate for ca. 1/2 length, base densely pubescent. Fruit orangish red, compressed-globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., pubescent when young, glabrate; sepals incurved; seeds 1 or 2 per locule.

Mixed forests; 500--2800 m. SE Xizang, Yunnan [NE India, N Laos, N Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, N Thailand].


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