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20. Ligustrum henryi Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 90. 1889.

丽叶女贞 li ye nu zhen

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 0.2-4 m, evergreen. Branchlets densely rusty pubescent to puberulent. Petiole 1-5 mm, puberulent or glabrous; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular or broadly lanceolate, 1.5-4.5(-5.5) × 1-2.5(-3) cm, thin leathery, glabrous except for midribs sometimes puberulent adaxially, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex short acuminate, tip often rounded but mucronulate; primary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, slightly impressed adaxially, obscure abaxially. Panicles terminal, (1.5-)2-4 × 1.5-3 cm; rachis pubescent. Flowers subsessile. Calyx ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Corolla 6-7 mm; tube 2-3 as long as lobes. Stamens approaching tips of corolla lobes; anthers 2-3 mm. Fruit black, reniform, 6-10 × 3-5 mm, curved. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Oct.

* Woods in ravines; below 1800 m. Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, W Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan


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