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Viburnum lutescens Blume


Description from Flora of China

Viburnum monogynum Blume; V. sundaicum Miquel.

Shrubs, evergreen, to 8(-11) m tall. Bark gray-brownish. Branchlets of current year sparsely yellow-brownish stellate-pubescent, glabrescent; branchlets of previous year gray-whitish or brown, terete, glabrous, with sparse, small, rounded lenticels. Winter buds ovoid-lanceolate, with a pair of separate scales; scales stellate-pubescent. Leaves always opposite, not clustered at apices of branchlets; stipules absent; petiole green, slender, 1-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade green when young, broadly elliptic to oblong or oblong-obovate, 7-15 × 3-4.5 cm, subleathery, abaxially very sparsely stellate-pubescent, glabrescent, adaxially glabrous, midvein raised abaxially, lateral veins 5- or 6-jugate, pinnate, arched, rarely branched, anastomosing near margin, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, veinlets transverse, slightly raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, not lobed, base narrowed and ± decurrent, without glands, margin serrate except at base, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers appearing after leaves; inflorescence a compound umbel-like or panicle-like cyme, terminal, 4-7 cm in diam.; rays whorled; first node of inflorescence with 4-6 rays, unequal in length, lax, stellate-pubescent, without large sterile radiant flowers; peduncles 2-5 cm; bracts caducous, leaflike, green, linear-lanceolate, glabrous; bracteoles scalelike. Flowers on rays of 2nd and 3rd orders, fragrant, shortly pedicellate. Calyx greenish; tube obconical, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; lobes triangular-ovate, slightly shorter than calyx tube, glabrous, apex obtuse. Corolla white, rotate, ca. 5 mm in diam., glabrous; tube ca. 1.5 mm; lobes spreading, broadly ovate, subequaling tube, apex obtuse, margin entire. Stamens slightly exceeding corolla, inserted at base of corolla; filaments ca. 3 mm; anthers yellow, broadly elliptic, ca. 1 mm. Styles slightly exceeding calyx lobes; stigmas capitate. Fruit initially turning red, maturing black, broadly ellipsoid, 6-8(-10) × 3-4 mm, base rounded, apex acute, glabrous; pyrenes broadly ellipsoid or oblong-obovoid, ca. 6 × 3 mm, with 2 dorsal grooves and 1 broad, deep ventral groove, apex rounded. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Aug-Dec.

Forests, thickets, sandy places along riversides; 200-1000 m. ?Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, ?Hainan [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam].


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