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35. Callicarpa cathayana Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 305. 1951.

华紫珠 hua zi zhu

Shrubs 1.5-3 m tall. Branchlets slender, slightly stellate tomentose when young, glabrescent. Petiole 4-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 4-8 X 1.5-3 cm, subglabrous, red glandular, base narrowly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate, veins 5-7 pairs. Cymes slender, ca. 1.5 cm across, sparsely stellate tomentose; peduncle 4-7 mm; bracts small. Calyx cup-shaped, truncate to minutely 4-dentate, teeth obtusely triangular, stellate tomentose, red glandular. Corolla purple, sparsely stellate tomentose, red glandular. Filaments equal or slightly longer than corolla; anthers ca. 1.2 mm. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly longer than stamens. Fruit purple, globose, ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov.

* Mixed forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; below 1200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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