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9. Eriobotrya bengalensis (Roxburgh) J. D. Hooker var. angustifolia Cardot, Notul. Syst. (Paris). 3: 371. 1918.

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Description from Flora of China

Eriobotrya bengalensis f. angustifolia (Cardot) J. E. Vidal.

Trees to 10 m tall. Branchlets gray-brown, stout, glabrous or subglabrous. Petiole 2–4 cm, glabrous; stipules not seen; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong, or elliptic, 7–12(–20) × 2–3.5(–8) cm, adaxially lustrous, midvein prominent abaxially, lateral veins (7–)10(–12) pairs, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin remotely shortly incised-serrate, entire near base, apex acuminate. Panicle spreading, 8–12 × 8–12 cm, tomentose, densely flowered; peduncle short, densely brown tomentose; bractlets lanceolate, both surfaces brown tomentose. Pedicel 3–5 mm. Hypanthium 2–3 mm, abaxially tomentose. Sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm, abaxially densely brown tomentose, margin entire, apex obtuse or acute. Petals white, obovate or suborbicular, 4–5 mm, glabrous or adaxially pubescent at base, apex rounded or emarginate. Stamens 20. Ovary pubescent apically, 2- or 3-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2 or 3(or 4), pubescent basally. Pome ovoid-globose, 1–1.5 cm in diam.; fruiting pedicel brown tomentose; sepals reflexed. Fl. Nov–Feb.

Eriobotrya bengalensis var. bengalensis (including f. intermedia J. E. Vidal) occurs in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Mixed forests on slopes; 1200--1800 m. NE Guizhou (Fanjing Shan), SE Yunnan.


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