8. Maesa insignis Chun, Sunyatsenia. 2: 81. 1934.
毛穗杜茎山 mao sui du jing shan
Maesa hirsuta E. Walker.
Shrubs 1.2-3(-4) m tall, gray-hirsute. Branchlets terete; pith hollow. Petiole subterete, 1.2-1.9 cm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate, 12-16(-19) × 4-6(-7) cm, base rounded or obtuse, margin coarsely serrate, teeth sharp but not callose, apex caudate-acuminate; lateral veins ca. 10 on each side of midrib, submarginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary, racemose, ca. 6 cm, hirsute throughout; bracts lanceolate or subulate, ca. 1 mm; bracteoles lanceolate to narrowly so. Flowers yellowish, 2-3 mm. Calyx lobes ovate or subdeltate, ca. 1 mm, punctate-lineate, margin entire, ciliate, apex acute. Corolla campanulate; lobes broadly ovate or suborbicular, ca. as long as or shorter than tube, punctate-lineate, glabrous. Stamens included, inserted above middle of corolla tube; anthers ovate or broadly so, as long as filaments, not glandular. Style ± glandular, persistent; stigma lobed. Fruit white, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, hirsute, glandular, rarely with obscure longitudinal ribs; persistent calyx lobes closed at fruit apex. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Nov.
* Sparse mixed forests, hills. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou