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7. Elaeagnus gonyanthes Bentham, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 5: 196. 1853.

角花胡颓子 jiao hua hu tui zi

Shrubs, evergreen, climbing, ca. 4 m or more tall. Branches slender, spines absent; old branches glabrous, glossy; young branches with dense brownish red scales. Petiole brown, 4-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5-9 × 1.2-5 cm, leathery, both surfaces scaly, adaxially glabrescent, lateral veins 7-10 per side of midrib, raised on both surfaces, inconspicuous abaxially, distinct adaxially, base rounded, margin very narrowly revolute, apex obtuse. Flowers solitary. Pedicel 3-6 mm. Flowers white, outside silvery scaly. Calyx tube broadly campanulate, 4-angled, 4-6 mm, conspicuously constricted above ovary; lobes ovate-triangular, 3.5-4.5 mm, inside white scaly, apex acute. Filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.2 mm. Style erect, glabrous; stigma short, thick. Drupe yellowish red, broadly ellipsoid, 1.5-2.2 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Feb-Mar.

● Montane forests; below 1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan.


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