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1. Exochorda racemosa (Lindley) Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 456. 1913.

白鹃梅 bai jian mei

Amelanchier racemosa Lindley, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 33: t. 38. 1847; Exochorda grandiflora Lindley.

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Branchlets red-brown when young, later brown; buds dark purple, trigonous-ovoid, apex obtuse. Petiole 5–15 mm or nearly absent; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly so to oblong-obovate, 3.5–6.5 × 1.5–3.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, base cuneate or broadly so, margin entire, rarely obtusely serrate above middle, apex obtuse or acute, rarely apiculate. Raceme 2.5–3.5 cm in diam., 6–10-flowered; peduncle and pedicels glabrous; bracts broadly lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Flowers 2.5–3.5 cm in diam.; pedicel 3–5 mm. Hypanthium shallowly campanulate, glabrous. Sepals broadly triangular, ca. 2 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse or acute. Petals obovate, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm, base shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens 15–20, 3- or 4-fascicled. Capsule glabrous; fruiting pedicel 3–8 mm. Fl. May, fr. Jun–Jul.

Shady slopes; 200--500 m. Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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