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Rhamnus wumingensis Y. L. Chen et P. K. Chou


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 3-4 m tall, spinescent. Young branches alternate, spreading, yellow-green or gray-green, smooth, glabrous, terminating in a spine; old branches red-brown, glabrous, with irregular scaly slits. Leaves alternate or 2-4-fascicled on short shoots; stipules caducous; petiole 6-25 mm, adaxially canaliculate, pilose; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially gray-green, oblong or ovate-oblong, 3-6 × 2-3 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous, or sparsely barbate only in vein axils, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, midvein and lateral veins prominent abaxially, impressed adaxially, conspicuously reticulate, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin crenate-serrulate, apex shortly acuminate or obtusely acute, rarely subrounded. Flowers not seen. Drupes 1-3 in leaf axils of lower part or on short shoots, red-brown, obovoid-globose, 5-6 mm in diam., with 2 or 3 stones, with shallow, cup-shaped, persistent calyx tube at base; fruiting pedicel 6-12 mm, glabrous. Seeds yellow-brown, oblong-obovoid, ca. 5 mm, abaxially with margined furrow nearly equal to length of seeds. Fl. unknown, fr. Jun-Aug.

Material of this species was not seen by the second author.

● Dense forests, thickets, slopes; low elevations. Guangxi.


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