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Cotoneaster rhytidophyllus Rehd. & Wils.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen or semievergreen, to 2 m tall. Branchlets reddish brown, terete, stout, initially densely yellow tomentose, glabrous when old. Petiole robust, 3–5 mm, densely yellow tomentose; stipules caducous, reddish, membranous, pilose; leaf blade yellowish green adaxially, elliptic-oblong or ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 4–7 × (1.3–)1.8–3 cm, thickly leathery, midvein conspicuously raised abaxially and deeply impressed adaxially, lateral veins 5–8 pairs, abaxially densely yellow tomentose, adaxially deeply rugose, initially sparsely villous, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex acuminate, rarely acute. Compound corymbs 3–4 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels densely yellow tomentose; bracts linear, pilose. Pedicel 2–4 mm. Flowers 7–8 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially densely yellow tomentose. Sepals triangular, apex acute. Petals spreading, white, broadly obovate to suborbicular, adaxially slightly pilose near base, base clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens 20, longer than or ca. as long as petals. Ovary pilose apically; styles 2(or 3), free, nearly as long as stamens. Fruit orangish red, pyriform, 5–6 × 4–5 mm, pyrenes 2–4. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Sep–Oct.

Rocky mountains, cliffs, forests, waste places, dry places; 1200--2600 m. Guizhou, Sichuan.


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