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6. Vitex canescens Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42(2): 101. 1873.

灰毛牡荆 hui mao mu jing

Vitex kweichowensis P'ei.

Trees 3-15(-20) m tall; bark black-brown. Branchlets densely gray-yellow pubescent. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; petiole (3.5-)7-10 cm; petiolules 0.5-3 cm; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic, or ovate, 6-18 X 2.5-9 cm, papery, abaxially densely softly pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, and glandular, adaxially pubescent, base cuneate to subrounded and sometimes oblique, margin entire or obscurely undulate, apeX acuminate to acute. Thyrses 10-30 cm; peduncle densely gray-yellow pubescent; bracts deciduous. Calyx minutely 5-dentate, outside densely pubescent and glandular, inside pubescent. Corolla yellowish, outside densely pubescent and glandular, pilose at insertion of stamens. Stamens exserted. Ovary apically glandular. Style glabrous. Drupes yellow, becoming black, globose, shiny, smooth.

Mixed forests; 200-1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam]

Medicinal, timber.


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