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5. Osmanthus suavis King ex C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 607. 1882.

香花木犀 xiang hua mu xi

Siphonosmanthus suavis (King ex C. B. Clarke) Stapf.

Shrubs or small trees 3-5(-8) m. Branchlets pubescent. Petiole 5-7(-10) mm, glabrous or rarely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, rarely ovate, 3-7 × 1.5-2.5 cm, thin leathery, glabrous except for midrib adaxially, base cuneate, margin obtusely serrate, apex acute; primary veins 5-8 on each side of midrib, obscure. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils or terminal, 6-9-flowered; bracts broadly ovate, 2-3 mm. Pedicel 3-8 mm. Calyx 3-4 mm. Corolla white or creamy; tube 6-9 mm; lobes 3-4 mm. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube. Drupe blue-black, ellipsoid or ovoid, ca. 8 × 5 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Oct-Nov.

Dense forests or thickets on slopes; 2400-3000 m. SE Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal]


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