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Elaeagnus schlechtendalii Serv.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, evergreen, erect, ca. 1 m tall. Spines absent; old branches glabrous, glossy; young branches densely brown scaly. Petiole 3-5 mm, brown scaly; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 3-5.5 × 0.8-1.4 cm, papery or thinly leathery, abaxially densely silvery scaly, lateral veins 3-5 per side of midrib, inconspicuous on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin entire, apex obtuse. Flowers 1-4 in axils. Pedicel grayish white, 2-3 mm. Flowers nodding, silvery white, outside silvery scaly. Calyx tube cup-shaped, campanulate, slightly 4-ribbed, 3-4 mm; lobes elliptic-triangular, ca. as long as tube, inside white scaly and stellate, apex obtuse. Filaments very short, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Style erect, slender, glabrous. Drupe broadly ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 cm, rust-colored scaly. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Feb-Mar.

More material is needed to confirm the determination of Chinese material as this NE Indian species.

Guangxi [NE India (Assam)].


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