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Eriobotrya cavaleriei (H. Lév.) Rehd.

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Comprehensive Description

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan [N Vietnam].

Morphology

    Description
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    Trees 4–5 cm tall. Branchlets brownish yellow, stout, glabrous. Leaves in clusters at apices of branches; stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 1.5–4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong, oblong-lanceolate, or oblong-oblanceolate, 7–18 × 2.5–7 cm, leathery, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 7–14 pairs, reticulate veins conspicuous abaxially, abaxially subglabrous, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base attenuate, margin remotely sharply serrate, entire near base, apex acuminate. Panicle 9–12 cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle sparsely brown pubescent; bracts caducous, not seen. Pedicel 3–10 mm, sparsely brown pubescent. Flowers 1.5–2.5 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially sparsely brown pubescent. Sepals triangular-ovate, 2–3 mm, tomentose along margin, apex obtuse. Petals white, obovate, 8–10 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary glabrous, 2- or 3-loculed; styles 2 or 3, connate at base, ca. 4 mm, white villous basally. Pome yellowish red, elliptic or subglobose, 1–1.5 cm in diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicel 3–10 mm, hairy; sepals reflexed. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul–Aug.

Diagnostic Description

    Synonym
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    Hiptage cavaleriei H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 372. 1912; Eriobotrya brackloi Handel-Mazzetti; E. brackloi var. atrichophylla Handel-Mazzetti; E. cavaleriei var. brackloi (Handel-Mazzetti) Rehder; E. deflexa (Hemsley) Nakai var. grandiflora (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) Nakai; E. grandiflora Rehder & E. H. Wilson.

Habitat

    Habitat
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    Slopes, mixed river side forests; 500--2000 m.