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Sarcococca longifolia M. Cheng


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall; young branches longitudinally ribbed; internode 1.5-2 cm. Petiole thickset, 1.5-1.8 cm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 12-16 × 2.5-3.7 cm, papery, base attenuate or acute, apex long acuminate; veins pinnate, elevated along midrib adaxially, midrib slender and impressed, lateral veins visible on both surfaces. Inflorescences compound racemes, ca. 2 cm; bracts ovate, ca. 1 mm. Male flowers usually 3, inserted on rachis or ramified; pedicels ca. 1 mm, ebracteolate; inner tepals broadly elliptic, ca. 3 mm; outer tepals slightly short, broadly ovate, ± small cymbiform; filaments ca. 6 mm; anthers ca. 1 mm. Female flowers inserted basally; styles 2. Drupe not seen. Fl. Sep.

● Dense forests in mountain valleys. SE Guangxi (Rongxian).


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