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Elaeagnus lanpingensis C. Y. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Small trees or shrubs, evergreen, erect, to 5 m tall. Spines absent; young branches grayish, slender, densely scaly. Petiole 5-10 mm, slightly darker than branches; leaf blade abaxially silvery white, adaxially light green when dried, oblong or oblong-elliptic, 5-9 × 2-4 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially with scales very closely appressed, entire, adaxially soon glabrous except for a few, more persistent scales at base of midrib, lateral veins 7-9 per side of midrib, raised on both surfaces, base rounded, margin shallowly crenate, apex acute. Flowers in axillary clusters of 1-5. Pedicel silvery white, ca. 3 mm. Flowers white, densely light white scaly, scales closely appressed. Calyx tube tubular-funnelform, 4-ribbed, ca. 5.5 mm; lobes oblong-triangular, ca. 3.5 mm, inside loosely scaly, apex acute. Filaments very short, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Style erect, glabrous or with sparse whitish stellate hairs. Fruit not seen. Fl. Oct-Nov.

● About 2300 m. W Yunnan.


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