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1a. Aucuba chinensis var. chinensis

桃叶珊瑚(原变种) tao ye shan hu (yuan bian zhong)

Aucuba chinensis subsp. omeiensis (W. P. Fang) W. P. Fang & T. P. Soong; A. chinensis var. variegata Dombrain; A. grandiflora C. Y. Wu; A. omeiensis W. P. Fang.

Leaf blade elliptic or broadly elliptic, rarely obovate, 10–20 × 3–8 cm, leathery.

Broad-leaved evergreen forests; below 1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Myanmar, N Vietnam].

Plants with the following features: flower ca. 1 cm in diam.; calyx cupular; petals ovate, abaxially glabrous, adaxially pulverulous-scurfy; leaves oblong, midvein sparsely strigose, margin glandular spinose; fruit oblong, ca. 1.2 cm in diam., have been described as Aucuba grandiflora C. Y. Wu (Fl. Yunnan. 5: 760. 1991), but we retain them here under A. chinensis var. chinensis until the genus can be studied in more detail.


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