21. Maesa hupehensis Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 583. 1916.
湖北杜茎山 hu bei du jing shan
Maesa japonica (Thunberg) Moritzi & Zollinger var. elongata Mez; M. wilsonii Rehder.
Shrubs 1-2(-4) m tall, glandular granulose, early glabrescent; pith hollow. Petiole canaliculate, 5-10 mm, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong, rarely ovate, 10-15(-21) × 2-4(-4.5) cm, papery, prominently black punctate-lineate, base rounded or sometimes obtuse or broadly cuneate, margin entire or sinuate-dentate to rarely shallowly serrate, apex acuminate or rarely acute; lateral veins 8-10 on each side of midrib, not united into marginal vein. Inflorescences axillary, 4-8(-10) cm, racemose; bracts subulate; bracteoles minute, ovate, orange punctate-lineate. Flowers white, 3-4 mm. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, margin entire, apex acute, densely orange punctate-lineate. Corolla 3-4 mm, densely orange punctate-lineate; lobes broadly ovate, subrounded, as long as tube. Stamens included; anthers ovate. Pistil included. Style conical, persistent, as long as ovary; stigma slightly 4-lobed. Fruit white or yellowish, globose or subovoid, ca. 5 mm in diam., orange punctate-lineate; persistent calyx lobes closed at fruit apex. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct-Dec.
* Forests, streambanks, damp places; 500-1700 m. Hubei, Sichuan.