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47. Callicarpa oligantha Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 13: 155. 1918.

罗浮紫珠 luo fu zi zhu

Shrubs 2-3 m tall, slender. Branchlets sparsely stellate pilose when young, becoming terete, grayish, and glabrous or subglabrous. Petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 6-12 X 0.8-1.5 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous except stellate pilose along midvein when young and grayish glandular, adaxially dark brownish green, smooth, shiny, glabrous, and without glands, base cuneate, margin distinctly serrate along apical 2/3, apex acuminate to acute, veins 7-9 pairs. Cymes 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle obsolete to ca. 2 mm. Fruiting pedicel more than 4 mm. Fruit dark brown when dry, subglobose to globose, 3-3.5 mm in diam., glabrous.

* Thickets along stream banks; 900 m. Guangdong (Loufu Shan)

Related to Callicarpa membranacea and C. brevipes but differs in having inflorescences simple with only 2 or 3 flowers and longer pedicels.


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