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Orixa japonica Thunb.


Description from Flora of China

Celastrus orixa (Lamarck) Siebold & Zuccarini, nom. superfl.; Euodia ramiflora A. Gray; Ilex orixa (Lamarck) Sprengel; Orixa racemosa Z. M. Tan; O. subcoriacea Z. M. Tan; Othera orixa Lamarck; Sabia cavaleriei H. Léveillé; S. feddei H. Léveillé.

Shrubs or trees, to 3 m tall. Petiole 3-8 mm; leaf blade obovate to elliptic, 4-15 × 2-6 cm, papery, base obtuse, cuneate, or attenuate, apex obtuse, acute, or acuminate. Sepals 1-1.5 mm. Petals greenish, 3-4 mm. Fruit follicles 8-10 mm, ribbed, apex usually with a stylar beak. Seeds 4-4.5 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Nov.

Open or dense forests on sunny slopes; 500-1300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guizhou, S Henan, Hubei, NW Hunan, Jiangsu, N Jiangxi, SE Shaanxi, Sichuan, NW Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, S Korea].


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