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1b. Aesculus chinensis var. wilsonii (Rehder) Turland & N. H. Xia, Novon. 15: 489. 2005.

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Aesculus wilsonii Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 498. 1913; Actinotinus sinensis Oliver, p.p.

Leaflet blades abaxially ± uniformly grayish tomentose or villous, or grayish tomentose on veins (sometimes only when young), base broadly cuneate to rounded or slightly cordate.

● Broad-leaved forests, near streams in tall shady forests, woods, thickets, mountain and hill slopes, ravines, roadsides, also cultivated; 600-2000(-2300) m. Chongqing, S Gansu (Kangxian), N Guangdong, Guizhou, SW Henan, W Hubei, Hunan, W Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.

Actinotinus was described with a single species, A. sinensis (Oliver, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1740. 1888). It was based on a mixed gathering (Hubei: Badong, A. Henry 4058, holotype, K) comprising an inflorescence of a species of Viburnum inserted on the terminal bud of a leafy shoot of Aesculus chinensis var. wilsonii.


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