4. Corylopsis multiflora Hance, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4. 15: 224. 1861.
瑞木 rui mu
Shrubs or small trees, sometimes semievergreen; young branches tomentose or glabrous; older growth gray-brown, glabrescent, minutely lenticellate; buds gray-white tomentose. Stipules oblong, 18–20 mm, petiole 10–15 mm; leaf blade ovate, obovate, obovate-elliptic, or almostly circular, 5–15 × 4–8 cm, abaxially glabrous or stellately pubescent at least along veins, base almost symmetrical, cordate, margin serrate, teeth mucronate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 7–9 on each side, the 2 lowermost with obscure tertiary veins. Inflorescence 2–4 cm, 5–6 cm in fruit; peduncle and general bracts glabrous or pubescent, with 1–5 basal leaves. Pedicel 1–2 mm. Floral cup glabrous. Sepals ovate, 1–1.5 mm. Petals oblanceolate or narrowly so, 3–5 × 1–2 mm. Stamens 4–7 mm; disk scales not lobed, apex truncate, subequal to sepals. Ovary semi-inferior, glabrous; styles slightly shorter than stamens.
Forests, slopes, roadsides; 1000--1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Taiwan, Yunnan.