Elaeocarpus decipiens seeds mature in November.杜英 du ying

Elaeocarpus decipiens seeds

  • Trees evergreen, 5-15 m tall. Branchlets and terminal buds black-brown when dry, puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole 1-2 cm, not swollen at upper end, puberulent, glabrescent; leaf blade adaxially shiny, oblanceolate, tapered toward base, 7-13.5 × 2-4 cm, leathery or thickly papery, glabrous, lateral veins 7-9 per side, prominent abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, veinlets inconspicuous abaxially, prominent adaxially, base attenuate, decurrent and becoming narrow wing on petiole, margin serrulate, apex acuminate, acumen obtuse. Racemes in axils of fallen leaves, 5-10 cm; peduncles slender, puberulent. Pedicel 4-5 mm, puberulent. Flowers bisexual; buds ovoid, 4-5 mm. Sepals 5, lanceolate, ca. 5.5 × 1.5 mm, both surfaces puberulent, apex acute. Petals 5, white, obovate, ca. as long as sepals, abaxially glabrous, adaxially pubescent near base, margin ciliate, laciniate in upper 1/2; segments 10-16. Stamens ca. 20 or 25-32, ca. 3 mm; filaments very short. Disk 5-lobed, pubescent. Ovary 3-loculed, tomentose or glabrescent; ovules 2 per locule; style ca. 3.5 mm, pubescent in lower 1/2. Drupe ellipsoid, 2-3.5 × 1.5-2 cm; exocarp inconspicuous, glabrous; endocarp bony, prominently verrucose, 1-loculed. Seed 1, ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Nov-Jan.
    Evergreen forests; 400-2400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Vietnam].