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8. Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P. S. Green, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 22: 508. 1958.

冬树 dong shu

Shrubs or small trees 2-8 m. Branchlets and petiole pubescent when young. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade oblong- elliptic or elliptic, 4.5-6(-7) × 1.5-2.5(-3) cm, leathery, base cuneate or broadly so, margin entire or with 3 or 4 pairs of spiny teeth 5-9 mm; midrib raised on both surfaces, adaxially pubescent and especially denser near petiole; primary veins adaxially raised, abaxially obscure. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 5-8-flowered; bracts 2-2.5 mm, puberulent or glabrous. Pedicel 5-6 mm, glabrous. Calyx 1-1.5 mm. Corolla white; tube 1-2 mm; lobes 2.5-5 mm. Stamens ca. as long as corolla lobes, attached to base of corolla tube. Drupe dark-purple, ovoid, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm.

Taiwan [Japan]

1 Basal inflorescence bracts glabrous or slightly puberulent; corolla tube 1-1.5 mm, lobes 2.5-3.5 mm; leaves entire or spiny margined .   8a var. heterophyllus
+ Basal inflorescence bracts densely puberulent; corolla tube 1.5-2 mm, lobes ca. 5 mm; leaves entire   8b var. bibracteatus

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