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9. Olea rosea Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1911: 411. 1911.

红花木犀榄 hong hua mu xi lan

Linociera menghaiensis H. T. Chang; Olea densiflora H. L. Li.

Shrubs or small trees 2-15 m, polygamodioecious. Branchlets terete, densely pubescent. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, densely villous or glabrescent; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 7-17.5 × 2-6.5 cm, leathery, villous abaxially especially on midrib and primary veins, or subglabrous but midrib puberulent adaxially, base cuneate, margin entire or sometimes irregularly sparsely serrate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate; primary veins 6-10 on each side of midrib, impressed adaxially, distinctly raised abaxially. Panicles terminal or axillary, densely villous, staminate ones 2.5-14 × 2.5-7 cm, bisexual ones 1.2-3(-10) cm. Staminate flowers: pedicel 0.5-2 mm, villous; calyx lobes 0.5-1 mm, villous; corolla yellow-white, drying rose, 1.5-2.5 mm, lobes suborbicular, 0.5-1 mm. Bisexual flowers: pedicel 0-2 mm; calyx as in staminate flowers; corolla 3-4 mm, lobes orbicular, 0.5-1 mm. Drupe ripening red-purple, long ellipsoid, 1.2-1.7 cm × 5-6 mm, drying obscurely ribbed. Fl. Feb-Sep, fr. Jul-Nov.

Moist and dense forests of valleys; 800-1800 m. Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam]


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