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6. Callicarpa nudiflora Vahl, Bot. Beechey Voy. 206. 1836.

裸花紫珠 luo hua zi zhu

Callicarpa acuminata Roxburgh (1832), not Kunth (1818); C. acuminata var. angustifolia Metcalf; C. macro-phylla Vahl var. sinensis C. B. Clarke; C. reevesii Wallich ex Schauer.

Shrubs or small trees; young branchlets, petioles, abaxial leaf surfaces, and inflorescences unevenly gray-brown stellate tomentose. Leaf blade ovate-elliptic to lanceolate, 12-22 X 4-7 cm, abaxially densely gray-brown unevenly stellate tomentose, adaxially dark green-black and glabrescent except for stellate tomentose veins, base obtuse to subrounded, margin serrate, slightly undulate, or subentire. Cymes 8-13 cm across; peduncle 3-8 cm; bracts linear-lanceolate. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx usually glabrous, truncate to obscurely 4-dentate. Corolla purple to pink, ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Stamens 2-3 X as long as corolla. Ovary glabrous. Fruit ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Dec.

Mixed forests; ca. 1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam]



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