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    台灣植物誌 第二版  Flora of Taiwan, 2nd edition    Vol. 4

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    台灣植物誌第二版  Flora of Taiwan, 2nd edition  4: 94

    rhombic-ovate, or rhombic-obovate, 5-11 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, acuminate or caudate at apex, acute or cuneate at base, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs; petioles 4-6 mm long, pubescent. Male inflorescences spike-like with 2-5 flowers borne on lower part of new branchlets, or sometimes solitary or clustered in axils of leaves, basipetally blooming; male flowers 4-merous; calyx ca. 1.8 mm long, pubescent, lobes ovate, ca. 1.3 mm long, acute at apex; corolla yellowish white, urn-like, ca. 4.2 mm long, pubescent inside and out, lobes broadly ovate, ca. 1.1 mm long, 1.7 mm broad; stamens ca. 16 in 2 series, 3 mm long, anthers ca. 2 mm long, filaments ca. 1 mm long, pubescent. Female flowers solitary, axillary, sometimes 1 or 2 on lower part of young branchlets, 4-merous; calyx ca. 8.5 mm long, lobes elliptic, 8 mm long, 3.8 mm broad, obtuse to rounded at apex, without staminodes; corolla yellowish-white, urn-like, ca. 5.5 mm long, densely pubescent outside, lobes ovate, ca. 2 mm long, ca. 1.2 mm broad, obtuse to rounded at apex; ovary ovoid, ca. 2.5 mm long, pubescent; style ca. 1.5 mm long, pubescent.

    Mainland China. Taiwan, in forests in mountains at about 1,000 m in the central part.

    TAICHUNG: Tungmaoshan, Lu s. n. 1986.

    10. Diospyros vaccinioides Lindl., Hook. Exot. Fl. II. Tab. 139. 1825. U Photo 63, 64

    Diospyros fengchangensis Lu in Quart. J. Chin. For. 18(2): 113, fig. 1. 1985.

    Evergreen shrubs or small trees, up to 4 m tall; branchlets puberulous. Leaves subcoriaceous, elliptic to suborbicular, 1.1-1.9 cm long, 0.6-1.2 cm wide, acute to mucronate at apex, acute to rounded at base, glabrate when young, entire, dark green and shining above, pale beneath. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, axillary, solitary; calyx tube deeply 4 or 5-lobed, lobes triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1.6 mm long, 10 mm broad; corolla urceolate, ca. 2 mm long; stamens 14-16, filaments and anthers glabrous. Fruit ovate, ca. 1 cm long, glabrous, with persistent calyx, black.

    Kwangtung, mainland China. Taiwan, in plantations of Acacia confusa Merr. At low elevations near Fengchang, southern Taiwan.

    PINGTUNG: Fengchang, Lu 12267 (Type of D. fengchangensis Lu, TAIF).