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2. Padus stellipila (Koehne) T. T. Yu & T. C. Ku, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 38: 92. 1986.

星毛稠李 xing mao chou li

Description from Flora of China

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

Trees 6–9 m tall. Branches blackish brown, glabrous, with pale lenticels; branchlets grayish brown, densely velutinous. Winter buds conical; scale margin glabrous or pubescent. Stipules linear-lanceolate, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Petiole 5–8 mm, pubescent, without nectaries; leaf blade elliptic, narrowly oblong, or rarely obovate-oblong, 1–10(–13) × 2.5–4 cm, abaxially brown stellate hairy on veins or in vein axils, adaxially glabrous or pubescent only on midvein and secondary veins, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin irregularly spreading and acutely serrate, apex caudate, long acuminate, or rarely acute. Racemes 5–8 cm, many-flowered, base leafless; peduncle velutinous. Flowers 3–7 mm in diam. Pedicel 2–4 cm, velutinous, glabrescent. Hypanthium campanulate. Sepals triangular, persistent in fruit, outside glabrous, margin glandular serrulate, apex obtuse. Petals white, broadly obovate, base cuneate and shortly clawed, margin apically erose. Stamens 10. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly shorter than stamens. Drupe black, subglobose, 5–6 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. May–Oct.

Slopes, along trails, scrub; 1000--1800 m. Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang.


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