Photinia nussia

Description

Trees up to 10 m. Stipules narrowly triangular, 1.5-6 by 0.5-0.8 mm, not very early caducous. Inflorescences corymb-shaped, 4-6 cm long, with up to 12 primary branches, the lower ones in axils of leaves and branched again, up to 6 cm long, all rachises densely short-woolly, including the up to 7 mm long pedicels. Sepals broadly triangular, 1-1.8 by by 1.5-2.5 mm. Petals elliptic to ovate, 4-5.5 by 3-3.5 mm, white. Stamens c. 20, filaments up to 3 mm, glabrous, anthers 0.7-1 mm long. Ovary densely hairy on exposed top, 5- (rarely 4-)celled, styles up to 4.5 mm, halfway connate, with hairs at base. Fruits globular, up to 6 mm diam., upper rim of hypanthium and sepals closely appressed against its bulging, dome-shaped, now almost glabrous top, the pericarp thin and brittle when dry, practically glabrous, colour unknown. Seeds not seen in mature state.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate:, Taiwan (Taiwan present) Asia-Tropical:, Philippines (Philippines present) E Himalayas: present N Burma: present N Laos: present N Thailand: present NE India: present S China: present continental Asia: present
Continental Asia (E Himalayas, NE India, N Burma, N Thailand, N Laos, S China, but not recorded from Taiwan); Malesia: Philippines.

Notes

The description only pertains to the Philippine material.

Citation

Vidal - in Adansonia. 1965: 231, 577
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. 1923: 226
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. How. Pl. 1923: 226

Synonymy

Photinia nussia (D. Don) Kalkman in Blumea 21: 429. 1973
  • Pyrus nussia D.Don, Prod. Fl. Nepal.: 237. 1825
  • Stranvaesia nussia (D. Don) Decne. in Nouv. Arch. Mus. Paris 10: 178. 1874
    • Lectotype: Hamilton s.n.
    • Type: Wallich 658.
  • =Eriobotrya ambigua Merr. in Philipp. Bur. Gov. Lab. Pub. 35: 19. 1906
  • Stranvaesia ambigua Nakai in J. Arnold Arbor. 5: 72. 1924
    • Type: Meyer FB 2796.
    • Type: Whitford 1155.
    • Type: Whitford 1168.
    • Type: Whitford 1307.
  • =Eriobotrya oblongifolia Merr. & Rolfe in Philipp. J. Sc., Bot. 3: 102. 1908
    • Type: Mearns & Hutchinson FB 4680.