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14. Caryopteris paniculata C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 4: 597. 1885.

锥花莸 zhui hua you

Callicarpa esquirolii H. Léveillé; C. martinii H. Léveillé.

Shrubs 1-3 m tall, spreading, climbing, much branched, pubescent. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade broadly lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 9-14 X 3-6.5 cm, thickly membranous, sparsely pubescent, densely yellow glandular, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin sparsely serrate, apex caudate-acuminate; veins 5 pairs, abaxially prominent. Inflorescences axillary, paniculate, densely pubescent; bracts and bractlets minute. Calyx ca. 3 mm, 5- or 6-lobed, pubescent, densely glandular. Corolla pinkish, deep red, or purple, ca. 4 mm, tube ca. 2 mm, 5-lobed, outside pubescent and glandular. Stamens exserted. Style slightly longer than stamens. Fruiting calyx ca. 4 mm. Fruit usually orange at maturity, globose, ca. 2 mm in diam., pubescent, glandular, tardily breaking up. Fl. and fr. Mar-Sep.

Mixed forests on mountain slopes, along roadsides; 700-2300 m. Guangxi, W Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand].


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