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34. Callicarpa rubella Lindley, Bot. Reg. 11: t. 883. 1825.

红紫珠 hong zi zhu

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Petiole very short to leaf subsessile; leaf blade lanceolate, oblanceolate, obovate-elliptic, or ovate, (4.5-)8-14(-21) X (1.1-)2-8(-10) cm, base cordate and sometimes oblique, margin serrulate, irregularly serrate, or serrate, apex acuminate to caudate; veins 6-10 pairs, midvein, lateral veins, and reticulate veins elevated on both surfaces. Cymes 2-4 cm across; peduncle ca. (0.6-)1-3 cm; bracts small. Calyx subtruncate to slightly dentate with obtusely triangular teeth. Corolla purple, greenish, or white, ca. 3 mm. Fruit purple, (1-)2 mm in diam. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Nov.

100-3500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam]

1 Branchlets, cymes, and abaxial leaf surfaces pubescent with stellate hairs   34a var. rubella
+ Branchlets, cymes, and leaves glabrous   34b var. subglabra

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