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14. Corylopsis obovata H. T. Chang, Sunyatsenia. 7: 72. 1948.

黔蜡瓣花 qian la ban hua

Shrubs; young branches stellately pubescent with brown hairs, older growth glabrescent; buds narrowly ovoid, gray pubescent. Stipules oblong-lanceolate, 10–12 mm, abaxially gray pubescent, adaxially villous; petiole 10–15 mm, pubescent; leaf blades obovate or obovate-rounded, 4–6 × 3.5–4 cm, membranous, abaxially stellately pubescent with brown hairs, villous along veins, adaxially drying dark green, glabrous, base obtuse or subrounded, margin serrulate above middle of leaf, apex rounded or truncate and mucronate; lateral veins 7 or 8 on each side, the 2 lowermost with obscure tertiary veins. Flowers not seen. Infructescence terminal on shoots, 4–5 cm; fruiting peduncle 1.8–2 cm, villous, with 1–3 basal leaves. Capsules 15–20, densely arranged, 6–7 mm, glabrous; persistent styles 2–3 mm. Fr. Aug.

Forests; 1000--1200 m. Chongqing (Youyang Xian), E Guizhou.


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