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Enkianthus pauciflorus Wils.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1–3 m tall. Twigs puberulous. Leaf petiole 2–6 mm, puberulous, winged in upper part; leaf blade elliptic or obovate, 1.5–3 × 1–1.2 cm, thinly papery, abaxially puberulous, adaxially glabrous, midvein raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, secondary and fine veins slightly distinct abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate, mucronate. Flowers solitary, rarely in pairs, axillary. Pedicel flattened, ca. 1 cm, puberulous. Calyx glabrous; lobes ovate, 1–1.5 mm, apex acute. Corolla yellow with red stripes, or red, urceolate, 8–10 mm; lobes usually reflexed, short. Filaments pubescent. Ovary glabrous or puberulous; style glabrous. Capsule 3–5 mm; stalk distinctly recurved, ca. 1 cm, slender. Fl. May, fr. Jun–Oct.

Alpine thickets, humus-clad cliffs on mountains; 3000–3700 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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