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Scurrula chingii (Cheng) H. S. Kiu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, young branchlets, abaxial leaf surfaces, and inflorescences tomentose with dense rusty red to tawny verticillate and stellate hairs. Branches gray, glabrous, lenticellate. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 2-12 mm, glabrous or pilose; leaf blade ovate-oblong, ovate to broadly ovate, 6-11 × 4-7 cm, leathery, abaxial surface stellately hairy or glabrous, adaxial surface glabrous, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, base rounded to shallowly cordate, apex obtuse, sometimes obtusely acute. Racemes 2-4-fascicled or solitary, axillary, sometimes node leafless, 6-14-flowered; peduncle and rachis 6-25 mm. Flowers alternate to subopposite; bracts ovate, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx turbinate, ca. 3 mm. Mature bud tubular, tip ovoid. Corolla reddish brown or brownish, ± straight, tomentose, apical portion slightly inflated, lobes subspatulate, reflexed. Stigma subcapitate. Berry yellowish, pyriform, pilose, base tapering into stalk. Fl. Sep-Apr.

Recorded hosts include species of Apocynaceae, Ebenaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Punicaceae, and Theaceae.

Forests, hills, mountain slopes; 100-1300 m. Guangxi, Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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