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7. Aidia salicifolia (H. L. Li) T. Yamazaki, J. Jap. Bot. 45: 339. 1970.

柳叶香楠 liu ye xiang nan

Randia salicifolia H. L. Li, J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 456. 1943.

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; branches slender, terete, glabrous. Petiole 2-8 mm, glabrous; leaf blade drying papery, dark olive-green adaxially, paler abaxially, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 8-23 × 0.5-3 cm, both surfaces glabrous or sometimes pilose abaxially along principal veins, base cuneate or acute, apex long acuminate; secondary veins 9-12 pairs, in abaxial axils with foveolate domatia; stipules caducous, lanceolate to triangular, 3-10 mm, glabrous, apex long acute to acicular. Inflorescences not seen. Infructescences congested-cymose, subsessile, 0.5-1.5 cm; bracts not described; pedicels in fruit ca. 4 mm. Berry 6-8 mm in diam. Fr. Nov.

● Forests on mountains; 600-1000 m. Guangxi.

Ridsdale (Blumea 41: 135-179. 1996) noted that this species is only reliably known from the type collection, though the additional, more broad-leaved collections Steward et al. 544 and Steward et al. 806 (no herbarium given by him) from "Kweichow" might be conspecific.


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