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Elaeagnus delavayi Lecomte


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, evergreen, erect. Spines absent; young branches with dense rust-colored or brown scales. Petiole 1.2-1.5 cm, densely red-brown scaly; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 5-8.5 × 1.6-3.3 cm, thinly leathery or papery, abaxially silvery scaly, lateral veins 6-8 per side of midrib, faintly conspicuous on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded or obtuse. Flowers often 5-7 in axils. Pedicel (5-)6-8(-10) mm. Flowers whitish, outside densely silvery scaly. Calyx tube tubular, faintly 4-ribbed, 6-7 mm, conspicuously constricted above ovary; lobes triangular, 2.5-3 mm, inside densely scaly and stellate, apex acuminate. Filaments short, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Style slightly curved, densely white stellate-villous; stigma inflexed, ca. 1.3 mm. Drupe ca. 12 × 6 mm. Fl. Sep-Dec, fr. Feb-May.

● Open forest or thickets on eastern slopes; 1300-3100 m. Yunnan.


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