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2. Photinia crassifolia H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou. 349. 1915.

厚叶石楠 hou ye shi nan

Photinia crassifolia var. denticulata Cardot.

Shrubs evergreen, 4–5 m tall. Branches brown cinereous, rusty tomentose when young, glabrous when old, with inconspicuous lenticels. Petiole 1.5–4 mm, tomentose; leaf blade oblong, 6–15 × 1.5–4.5 cm, thickly leathery, veins 15–17 pairs, reticulate veins prominent, abaxially somewhat purple when dry, tomentose along veins, adaxially shiny, glabrous, base rounded, margin slightly revolute, entire or inconspicuously dentate, apex acute or obtuse and shortly pointed. Compound corymbs terminal, 9–14 cm in diam., numerous flowered; rachis and pedicels densely tomentose. Pedicel 2–3 mm. Flowers 5–6 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 1 mm, abaxially glabrous. Sepals triangular, 0.5–1 mm, apex acute. Petals white, obovate, 2–3 mm, glabrous, base shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens 20, slightly longer than or nearly as long as petals. Ovary white tomentose apically; styles 2, free, not exceeding stamens. Fruit brownish red, ovoid, 6–7 × 5–6 mm. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Sep–Nov.

Sunny slopes, slope thickets; 500--1700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.


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