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Buxus hebecarpa Hatusima


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, ca. 3 m tall; branchlets terete; young branches tetragonous, densely pubescent; internode 1.5-2.5 cm. Petiole 2-3 mm, puberulent; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or oblong-ovate, rarely lanceolate, 3-6(-7) × 1.5-2(-2.5) cm, thickly leathery, puberulent along midrib above, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex acute or acuminate; midrib very elevated above, level below, lateral veins adaxially visible, abaxially obscure. Inflorescences axillary, capitate; rachis ca. 4 mm, sparsely pilose; bracts sparsely pilose, basal bracts small, ovate, dense, bracts below male flowers broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm. Male flowers 1-6; pedicels 0.5-0.8 mm, sparsely pilose; outer tepals broadly ovate; inner tepals orbicular, 2-2.5 mm; stamens ca. 4.2 mm; sterile pistil with terete short gynophore, apex inflated, 1-1.2 mm. Female flowers: outer tepals slightly narrow, inner tepals broadly ovate, 2-2.5 mm; ovary ca. 2.2 mm, densely agglutinated tomentulose; style thick, ca. 1.2 mm; stigma obcordate, decurrent to base of style. Capsule globose, 7-9 mm, agglutinated tomentulose; persistent style ca. 2 mm. Fl. Mar, fr. Jun.

● Forests, stony areas; 1500-2000 m. Sichuan (Emei Shan, Tianquan).


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