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13. Osmanthus cooperi Hemsley, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1896: 18. 1896.

宁波木犀 ning bo mu xi

Shrubs or small trees 3-5(-8) m. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic or obovate, (4-)6-8(-10) × (2.5-)3-4(-5) cm, leathery, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate and slightly caudate; midrib pubescent, denser near petiole, impressed adaxially, raised abaxially; primary veins 7 or 8 on each side of midrib, obscure. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 4-12-flowered; bracts broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm, pubescent, rarely glabrous. Pedicel 3-5 mm, glabrous. Calyx 1.5 mm; lobes rounded, ca. 0.5 mm. Corolla white, ca. 4 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens attached just above middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into an obvious mucro. Drupe blue-black, 1.5-2 cm. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. May-Jun.

* Slopes, shady and moist places in woods of valleys, ravines; 400-800 m. Anhui, Fujian, S Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang


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