56. Elaeagnus courtoisii Belval, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 80: 97. 1933.
毛木半夏 mao mu ban xia
Shrubs, deciduous, erect, 1-3 m tall. Spines absent; young branches, leaves, and flowers with dense yellow stellate hairs. Petiole 2-5 mm, with yellow villi; leaf blade abaxially gray-white, adaxially drying green, blades at base of new shoots small, 1-2 × ca. 0.5 cm, blades at upper parts oblanceolate or obovate, 4-9 × 1-4 cm, papery, abaxially with scales overlapping, silvery white, regularly deeply fimbriate, mixed with fewer larger stellate hairs/very deeply divided scales, adaxially with very few stellate scales on base of midrib, lateral veins 6-8 per side of midrib, base equilateral or cuneate, margin entire, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary in axils of new shoots. Pedicel 3-5 mm; fruiting pedicel thicker toward apex, 3-4 cm. Flowers yellowish white, with dense yellowish villi. Calyx tube tubular, ca. 5 mm, slender; lobes ovate-triangular, 3-4 mm, inside with sparse white stellate hairs, apex acute. Filaments very short, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Style erect, yellow, glabrous, not exserted beyond stamens. Drupe red, ellipsoid or oblong, ca. 1 cm × 2-3 mm. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Apr-May.
● Open areas; 300-1100 m. Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.