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13. Syringa oblata Lindley, Gard. Chron. 1859: 868. 1859.

紫丁香 zi ding xiang

Shrubs or small trees to 5 m. Branchlets glabrous, puberulent, or pubescent. Petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade ovate, ovate-orbicular, to reniform, slightly broader than long or slightly narrower than long, 2.5-10(-14) × 2.5-8(-15) cm, glabrous or pubescent, villous to glabrescent, base subcordate or truncate to broadly cuneate, apex abruptly acute to long acuminate. Panicles erect, lateral, congested or lax, 4-16(-20) × 3-8(-10) cm. Pedicel 0-3 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Calyx 2-3 mm. Corolla purple, lilac, or sometimes white; tube subcylindric, 0.6-1.7(-2.2) cm; lobes ovate-orbicular to oblong or obovate-orbicular, 4-8(-10) mm, spreading. Anthers yellow, inserted 0-4 mm from mouth of corolla tube. Capsule obovate-elliptic, ovate, to oblong-lanceolate, 0.7-1.5(-2) cm, smooth.

Woods, thickets, valleys, along streams, roadsides, gravely mountains; 100-2600 m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, NW Sichuan; widely cultivated in several other provinces [Korea]

1 Leaf blade ovate-orbicular to reniform, usually slightly broader than long, base truncate to subcordate; corolla tube 0.6-1.4 cm, lobes 4-6 mm; capsule 1-1.5(-2)   13a subsp. oblata
+ Leaf blade ovate to ovate-orbicular, usually slightly narrower than long, base truncate to broadly cuneate; corolla tube 1-1.7(-2.2) cm, lobes 5-8(-10) mm; capsule 0.7-1.2(-1.5)   13b subsp. dilatata

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