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2. Myrica adenophora Hance, J. Bot. 21: 357. 1883.

青杨梅 qing yang mei

Myrica adenophora var. kusanoi Hayata.

Shrubs or trees evergreen, monoecious, 1-3 m tall; trunk to 3 cm d.b.h.; bark grayish. Branchlets and buds densely tomentose or pubescent. Petiole 0-1 cm, pubescent to tomentose; leaf blade elliptic-obovate to cuneate-obovate, 1.5-7 × 0.5-3 cm, subleathery, abaxially densely golden glandular, adaxially golden glandular when young, midvein pubescent, base cuneate, margin usually serrate or serrate-crenate in apical 2/3, apex acute or obtuse. Male spikes nearly simple, ascending, 1-2 cm; peduncle and rachis pubescent; bracts overlapping, ciliate, densely golden glandular. Male flowers without bracteoles. Stamens 2-6; anthers red(?), ellipsoid. Female spikes solitary in leaf axils or inconspicuously branched at base, to 1.5 cm, 1-3-flowered; rachis pubescent; bracts ciliate and densely golden glandular. Female flowers often with 2 bracteoles. Ovary velutinous in young fruit; stigmas 2, bright red. Drupe usually 1 per infructescence, red or white, usually ellipsoid, papilliferous, 0.7-1 cm in diam. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Feb-May of following year.

* Forests, valleys. Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan (Hengchun)


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