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9. Sarcococca confertiflora Sealy, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 36: 3559. 1956.

聚花野扇花 ju hua ye shan hua

Shrubs; branchlets densely papillate-pubescent. Petiole 6-8 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, (5.5-)7-8.5 × 2-2.9 cm, thinly leathery, deep green adaxially, papillate-pubescent along midrib, light green abaxially, midrib pubescent near base or glabrescent, base cuneate, apex long acute or acuminate. Inflorescences densely clustered to globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam., decumbent or pendulous, male and female flowers variable in number: 6 male and 2 female flowers or 7-13 male and 3-4 female flowers, rarely 4 male flowers with 1 female or only male flowers, sometimes lowest branchlets 2 flowers (1 female, 1 male) in 2 bracts or only 6 male flowers in 1 bract; rachis and pedicels densely pubescent; bracts ovate, 2-3 mm, margin ciliolate, papillate-pubescent abaxially, apex acuminate. Male flowers shortly pedicellate; bracteoles 2, ovate or broadly ovate, 2.5-3 mm, acute, margin ciliolate; tepals 4, broadly ovate, elliptic, or suborbicular, 3-3.5 mm, with mucronate tip, incurved, carinate, margin ciliolate; stamens ca. 5 mm; filaments broad, narrowly elliptic, ca. 4 mm; anthers ca. 2 mm. Female flowers: pedicels 4.5-5 mm; bracteoles 10-12, ovate, 1-1.7 mm, imbricate, acuminate, ciliolate; tepals 6, ovate, ca. 2 mm, obtuse-acute or cucullate, ciliolate; pistil ca. 2 mm; styles 2, ca. 0.5 mm, spreading. Fruit not seen.

● NE Yunnan (Yanjin).


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