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21. Osmanthus lanceolatus Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo. 30(1): 192. 1911.

锐叶木犀 rui ye mu xi

Osmanthus daibuensis Hayata; O. gamostromus Hayata.

Shrubs or small trees 5-12 m. Branchlets and petiole glabrous, sometimes puberulent when young. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade lanceolate, 7-10 × 2-3 cm, leathery, base cuneate, somewhat oblique, margin entire or sometimes serrate, apex long acuminate with sharp tip; midrib slightly impressed adaxially, raised abaxially; primary veins 7-9 on each side of midrib, slightly raised on both surfaces. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 7-12-flowered; bracts 1.5-3 mm, glabrous. Pedicel 2-10 mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 1 mm. Corolla white; tube 1.2-1.5 mm; lobes 2.5-3.5 mm. Stamens attached to distal part of corolla tube; connective elongated into a purple-brown mucro. Drupe pale black, ellipsoid, ca. 9 × 5 mm.

* Montane regions; 2000-3000 m. Taiwan


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