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Elaeagnus guizhouensis C. Y. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, deciduous or semievergreen, erect, ca. 2 m tall. Branches slender, spines absent; young branches with overlapping rust-colored to dark brown scales. Petiole 1-1.2 cm, slender, indumentum as for young stems; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially dark green, broadly elliptic, 5.5-7 × 2.6-3.8 cm, papery, abaxially stellate-tomentose, hairs mostly white and subsessile, some pale brown and stipitate, sometimes with stipitate scales, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 5-7 per side of midrib, raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded, margin narrowly revolute, apex acute. Inflorescence usually axillary along leafy shoot, sometimes terminal; raceme very reduced, to 7-flowered. Pedicel very short, ca. 1 mm or less. Flowers light white, scales mostly white with brown center. Calyx tube tubular-campanulate, 4-5 mm, conspicuously constricted above ovary, widening at base of lobes; lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 3 mm, inside glabrous or with a few stellate hairs, apex acute. Filaments very short; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Style erect, slightly exserted from throat of calyx tube, glabrous. Fruit not seen. Fl. Apr.

● Bushland on eastern slopes; 400-600 m. Guizhou.


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