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14. Eriobotrya elliptica Lindley, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 13: 102. 1822.

椭圆批把 tuo yuan pi ba

Description from Flora of China

Mespilus cuila Buchanan-Hamilton.

Trees evergreen, 5–10 m tall. Branchlets grayish brown, stout, glabrous. Stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 2–4 cm, glabrous. Leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, rarely oblong-oblanceolate, 18–25 × 6–9 cm, leathery, lateral veins 15–20 pairs, abaxially prominent, adaxially impressed, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, rarely subrounded, margin obtusely serrate, apex acuminate or shortly caudate. Panicle terminal, many flowered; peduncle densely tomentose; bracts caducous, not seen. Pedicel subsessile. Hypanthium shallowly campanulate. Sepals triangular, abaxially tomentose, apex obtuse. Petals orbicular or elliptic, base pilose. Stamens 20. Styles 5; ovary pubescent. Pome obovoid or subglobose, 8–12 mm in diam.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 500--1800 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog Xian) [Nepal].


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