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22. Osmanthus reticulatus P. S. Green, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 22: 517. 1958.

网脉木犀 wang mai mu xi

Shrubs or small trees 3-8(-12) m. Petiole 0.5-1.5(-2) cm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly ovate, 6-9 × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin entire or with 15(-30) pairs of sharp teeth, apex acuminate and caudate; midrib glabrescent, adaxially impressed, abaxially raised; primary veins 6-9(-12) on each side of midrib, raised, connected to veinlets in a clear, raised reticulation. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils; bracts 2-3 mm, glabrous or slightly pubescent. Pedicel 3-5(-8) mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 1 mm. Corolla white; tube ca. 2 mm; lobes 1.5-2 mm. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into an obvious mucro. Drupe purple-black, long ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. May-Jun.

* Dense woods of montane regions, forests in valleys, along streams. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan


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