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40. Cotoneaster morrisonensis Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 5: 62. 1915.

台湾栒子 tai wan xun zi

Cotoneaster rokujodaisanensis Hayata.

Shrubs semievergreen, prostrate, less than 1 m tall, much branched. Branchlets grayish brown to reddish brown, terete, initially strigose, glabrous when old. Petiole 2–3(–5) mm, pilose; stipules partly persistent, linear-lanceolate, puberulent; leaf blade ovate or oblong-ovate, rarely obovate, 9–15(–20) × (5–)6–10 mm, thickly leathery, midvein raised abaxially and impressed adaxially, abaxially initially appressed pilose, later subglabrous, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate to obtuse, margin entire and revolute, apex acute, rounded, emarginate, or mucronate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, 1-flowered. Flower 7–8 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially pilose. Sepals triangular or triangular-ovate. Petals white, broadly obovate, base shortly clawed, apex emarginate. Stamens 10–15. Carpels 2 or 3; styles 2 or 3. Fruit red, ellipsoid-ovate or ellipsoid, 7–8 × 5–6(–8) mm, pyrenes 2 or 3. Fl. May–Jul, fr. Jul–Oct.

Sunny rocky grasslands, rocky cliffs, open sunny slopes, high mountain areas; 2200--3500 m. Taiwan.


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