9. Aucuba albopunctifolia F. T. Wang, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 6: 203. 1949.
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Shrubs, to 2 m tall, rarely trees to 6(–7) m tall; young branches green, old branches blackish brown, glabrous. Petiole 7–20 mm, with fine appressed scattered trichomes when young, glabrescent; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially shiny green, variegated with white and yellow spots, obovate, oblong, or narrowly lanceolate, 2.5–14(–16) × 1.5–4.5 cm, thickly papery or subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially papillose, veins raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, base cuneate or subrounded, apex acute or acuminate. Staminate inflorescences racemose-paniculate, loosely flowered; pedicels with appressed short trichomes. Carpellate inflorescences 2–3 cm, rachis, pedicels, and calyx tube sparsely pubescent with thick trichomes. Staminate flowers: petals light to dark purple. Carpellate flowers not seen. Fruit green when young, shiny red when mature, ovoid, ca. 9 × 6 mm. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Jan–Apr.
Forests; 1300–2100 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Zhejiang.