244. Salix variegata Franchet, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2. 10: 82. 1887.
秋华柳 qiu hua liu
Salix andropogon H. Léveillé; S. bockii Seemen; S. densifoliata Seemen; S. duclouxii H. Léveillé.
Shrubs usually to 1 m tall. Branchlets pinkish purple, tomentose when young, glabrescent. Petiole short; leaf blade usually oblong-oblanceolate or obovate-oblong, variable, ca. 1.5 cm × 4 mm, abaxially appressed sericeous when mature, rarely subglabrous, adaxially pilose, base cuneate or attenuate, rarely cuneate-rounded, margin entire or serrate, apex acute or obtuse. Flowering serotinous, rarely coetaneous. Male catkin 1.5-2.5 cm × 3-4 mm; peduncle short, with 1 or 2 leaflets; bracts elliptic-lanceolate, ca. 1/2 as long as filaments, abaxially villous. Male flower: gland 1, cylindric, to 1 mm; stamens 2; filaments connate throughout, glabrous; anthers yellow. Female catkin 1.5-2.5 cm × 7-8 mm, to 4 × 1-1.2 cm in fruit, pedunculate; bracts as in male catkin. Female flower: gland adaxial; ovary ovoid, densely downy, sessile; style indistinct or absent; stigma 2-cleft. Capsule narrowly ovate, to 4 mm. Fl. Apr-May or Jul-Aug.
* Streamsides. SE Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, W Hubei, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, E Xizang, N Yunnan