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Elaeagnus macrantha Rehd.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, evergreen, erect, 2-3 m tall. Old branches glabrous; young branches brown scaly. Petiole 7-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 7-13 × 3.5-5 cm, papery, abaxially silvery scaly, brownish on veins when young, glabrous when mature, scales deeply finely divided, nearly hairlike, adaxially glabrous except for few brown scales along base of midrib when mature, base rounded or cuneate, margin slightly undulate, apex acute. Flowers 1-5 on slender short axillary shoot, axis white scaly. Pedicel 2-5 mm. Calyx white, outside densely silvery scaly, scales irregularly erose-lobed; tube broadly campanulate, 8-9 mm; lobes broadly triangular, 5-7 mm, inside with white stellate hairs/deeply divided scales. Filaments erect, ca. 3 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm. Style straight, glabrous; stigma small. Drupe oblong, ca. 2.3 × 1.1 cm, densely rust-colored scaly. Fl. Dec-Feb, fr. spring-summer.

● Dense forests; 700-1800 m. S Yunnan.


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