17. Photinia chihsiniana K. C. Kuan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 227. 1963.
临桂石楠 lin gui shi nan
Trees evergreen, small, to 4 m tall. Branchlets grayish black when old, densely gray tomentose when young, subglabrous when old, with few lenticels; buds brownish, ovoid, 2–3 mm, gray tomentose, apex acute. Petiole 0.5–2 cm, initially gray tomentose, glabrate; stipules caducous, subulate, 3–4 mm, gray tomentose; leaf blade greenish abaxially, dark green adaxially, oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 5–11 × 1.5–3 cm, leathery, lateral veins 12–15 pairs, both surfaces initially gray tomentose, glabrate, adaxially shiny, base gradually attenuate, margin somewhat revolute, sparsely minutely sharply serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Compound corymbs terminal, 6–7 cm in diam.; rachis and pedicels densely gray tomentose. Pedicel 3–7 mm. Flowers ca. 5 mm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, 1–1.5 mm, abaxially gray tomentose. Sepals ovate-triangular, 1–1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Petals suborbicular, 3–4 mm in diam., glabrous. Stamens 20, slightly longer or nearly as long as petals. Ovary pilose apically; styles 2, free, much not exceeding stamens. Fruit dark red, ovoid, 3–4 × 2–3 mm; sepals gray tomentose; seeds black, 2 or 3, ellipsoid, 2–3 mm, Fl. Apr–May, fr. Oct–Nov.
Sparse forests in mountain valleys, slopes; 300--1000 m. NE Guangxi (Guilin Shi, Lingui Xian), Hunan.