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Sarcococca longipetiolata M. Cheng


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall; young branches longitudinally ribbed, glabrous or puberulent under microscope. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or narrowly lanceolate, rarely ovate-lanceolate, 5-12 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery or thinly leathery, base attenuate or cuneate, apex long acuminate; midrib visible, puberulent toward base, basal lateral veins a pair to triplinerved, distance 1-5 mm from base. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, racemes or subcapitate to compound racemes, 1-1.5 cm; rachis puberulent; bracts ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, acuminate. Male flowers 4-8, inserted apically in rachis; pedicels ca. 1 mm; bracteoles 2, broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm; tepals broadly ovate or elliptic, ca. 3 mm; filaments ca. 5 mm; anthers ca. 1 mm. Female flowers 2-4, inserted basally in rachis; bracteoles ovate, 1.5-2 mm, imbricate; tepals similar to bracteoles. Drupe globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., brown, red, or purplish; persistent styles 2. Fl. Sep, fr. Dec.

● Streamsides in forests; 300-800 m. N Guangdong (Ruyuan, Yangshan), S Hunan (Yizhang).


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