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2a. Cotinus coggygria var. cinerea Engler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1: 403. 1881.

灰毛黄栌 hui mao huang lu

Cotinus cinerea (Engler) F. A. Barkley.

Leaf blade obovate, grayish pubescent on both sides or more distinctly so abaxially. Inflorescence pubescent. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. May-Aug.

Hill forests on southern slopes; 700-1700 m. Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shandong, Sichuan [SW Asia, S Europe].

The wood yields a yellow dye that was used in ancient China. The striking red autumn color of the leaves is famous in Beijing where it is referred to as "west hills red leaf."


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