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10. Neillia sinensis Oliver, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1540. 1886.

中华绣线梅 zhong hua xiu xian mei

Shrubs to 4 m tall. Branchlets red-brown, glabrous; buds red-brown, ovoid, with 3 or 4 scales slightly pubescent at margin, apex obtuse. Stipules lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, membranous, margin entire, apex acute or acuminate; petiole 7–15 mm, slightly pubescent or subglabrous; leaf blade ovate or ovate-elliptic, 5–11 × 3–6 cm, glabrous on both surfaces or abaxially pubescent in vein axils, base rounded or subcordate, margin often irregularly lobed or parted, doubly serrate, apex long acuminate. Racemes 4–9 cm, many flowered; peduncle and pedicels glabrous. Flowers 6–8 mm in diam.; pedicel 1–10 mm. Hypanthium cylindric, 0.7–1.2 cm, abaxially glabrous or glandular. Sepals triangular, 3–4 mm, much shorter than hypanthium, glabrous, margin entire, apex acute to caudate-acuminate. Petals pinkish, obovate, ca. 3 mm. Stamens 10–15; filaments unequal. Ovary long ovoid, pubescent at apex; ovules 4 or 5. Follicles long ellipsoid. Seeds ovoid. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Aug–Sep.

Valley slopes and mixed forests; 1000--2500 m. Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.

1 Pedicels 3–10 mm; hypanthium 10–12 mm, abaxially glabrous.   10a var. sinensis
+ Pedicels 1–3 mm; hypanthium 7–8 mm, abaxially glandular or sparsely so.   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade margin parted, lobes caudate-acuminate at apex; pedicels 2–3 mm; sepals caudate-acuminate at apex.   10b var. caudata
+ Leaf blade margin lobed, lobes obtuse or acute at apex; pedicels 1–2 mm; sepals acute at apex.   10c var. duclouxii

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