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Buxus linearifolia M. Cheng


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs small, ca. 1 m tall; branchlets terete, grayish white; young branches tetragonous, ca. 1 mm in diam., sparsely pubescent; internodes 4-6 mm. Petiole not obvious; leaf blade densely linear or rarely linear-lanceolate, 15-25 × 3-5 mm, thinly leathery, puberulent abaxially, base cuneate, apex obtuse, tip retuse; adaxial midrib elevated, abaxially slightly plane, lateral veins visible adaxially, obscure abaxially. Inflorescence axillary and terminal, capitate; rachis ca. 4 mm; bracts numerous, densely imbricate, ovate, mucronate. Male flowers 4; pedicels ca. 0.8 mm; tepals broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm; outer tepals recurved; sterile pistil with slender gynophore, apex inflated, ca. 1.4 mm. Female flowers: ovary and style equal in length, glabrous; style compressed and wide, slightly curved; stigma decurrent to middle part of style. Mature capsule not seen. Fl. Mar.

● S Guangxi (Shangsi).


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