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Sageretia omeiensis Schneid.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs scandent, unarmed. Branchlets gray-brown, canescent or ferruginous tomentose. Leaves subopposite or alternate; petiole 7-11 mm, canescent or ferruginous tomentose; leaf blade adaxially green, ovate-oblong or ovate-elliptic, rarely lanceolate-oblong, 7.5-11 × 3-5 cm, papery, abaxially canescent or ferruginous tomentose, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, prominent abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded, margin serrulate, apex long acuminate or acuminate. Flowers sessile, fetid, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, 1- to few fascicled in terminal paniculate spikes; rachis canescent or ferruginous tomentose, ca. 16 cm, 2-bracteate. Sepals triangular, sparsely puberulent or glabrous. Petals spatulate, shorter than sepals, apex emarginate. Ovary immersed in disk, 2-loculed, with 1 ovule per locule; style short; stigma capitate, undivided. Drupe black-purple when mature, obovoid-oblong, with 2 pyrenes. Seeds flat, ca. 5 mm, both ends emarginate, slightly asymmetric. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Apr-May.

● Mountain forests. Chongqing (Nanchuan), Sichuan (Emei Shan).


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