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22d. Cornus hongkongensis subsp. elegans (W. P. Fang & Y. T. Hsieh) Q. Y. Xiang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(2): 43. 1987.

秀丽四照花 xiu li si zhao hua

Dendrobenthamia elegans W. P. Fang & Y. T. Hsieh, J. Sichuan Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1980(3): 162. 1980; D. elegans var. rotundifolia (W. P. Fang & Y. T. Hsieh) W. P. Fang & W. K. Hu; D. rotundifolia W. P. Fang & Y. T. Hsieh.

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, 3–8(–15) m tall. Bark grayish or grayish brown; old branches gray or grayish brown, glabrous. Leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5.5–8.2 × 2.5–3.5 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, sometimes pitted in axils of veins, veins 3 or 4, secondary lateral veins inconspicuous. Inflorescences ca. 8 mm in diam., 45–55-flowered; bracts obovate-elliptic, 3.5–4 × 1.8–2.5 cm, sparsely pubescent with brownish appressed fine trichomes. Calyx tube 0.7–0.9 mm, outside pubescent, with a whorl of reddish brown long trichomes at base. Petals ovate-elliptic, 2–2.5 × 0.8–1 mm, outside sparsely pubescent. Filaments 1.8–2 mm; anthers ellipsoid, ca. 0.6 mm. Style 0.7–0.9 mm, pubescent with short white trichomes. Compound fruit red at maturity, 1.5–2 cm in diam., peduncle 4.5–9 cm. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Nov.

Forests, streamsides; 200–1200 m. Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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