12. Cotoneaster silvestrii Pampanini, Nouvo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 17: 288. 1910.
华中栒子 hua zhong xun zi
Cotoneaster hupehensis Rehder & E. H. Wilson; C. kangtinensis G. Klotz; C. racemiflorus (Desfontaines) K. Koch var. veitchii Rehder & E. H. Wilson; C. veitchii (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) G. Klotz.
Shrubs deciduous, 1–2 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown to grayish brown, slender, initially reddish brown pubescent, soon glabrescent. Petiole 3–5 mm, thin, tomentose; stipules caducous, linear, 3–5 mm, puberulous; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 1.5–3.5 × 1–1.8 cm, herbaceous, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, raised abaxially and slightly impressed adaxially, abaxially thinly gray tomentose, adaxially glabrous or slightly appressed pubescent, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acute or obtuse, sometimes mucronate, rarely emarginate. Corymbs 3–7-flowered; rachis and pedicels thinly pubescent; peduncles 1–2 cm. Pedicel 1–3 mm. Flowers 9–10 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially thinly villous. Sepals triangular, 1.5–2.5 mm, apex acute. Petals spreading, white, suborbicular, 4–5 mm in diam., adaxially white pubescent near base, base shortly clawed, apex emarginate. Stamens 20, somewhat shorter than petals; anthers yellow. Ovary white pubescent apically; styles 2, free, not exceeding stamens. Fruit red, subglobose, 7–8 mm in diam., pyrenes 2, united into 1. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Aug–Sep. 2n = 68*.
Mixed forests; 500--2600 m. Anhui, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan.