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25. Ligustrum leucanthum (S. Moore) P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 50: 384. 1995.

蜡子树 la zi shu

Description from Flora of China

Phlyarodoxa leucantha S. Moore, J. Bot. 13: 229. 1875; Ligustrum acutissimum Koehne; L. acutissimum var. glabrum Z. Y. Zhang; L. molliculum Hance; L. subsessile S. Y. Hu.

Shrubs or small trees 1.5 m, deciduous, villous, minutely hirsute or glabrous. Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade elliptic to lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, (2.5-)4-7(-10) × 2-3(-4.5) cm, papery or subleathery, base cuneate to subrounded, apex acute to short acuminate or obtuse; primary veins 4-6(-8) on each side of midrib, obscure adaxially, slightly raised abaxially. Panicles terminal, 1.5-4 × 1.5-2.5 cm. Pedicel 0-2 mm. Calyx 1.5-2 mm. Corolla 5-11 mm; tube ca. 2 × as long as lobes. Stamens reaching to 2/3 of corolla lobes; anthers lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Fruit black, subglobose to globose, 5-10 × 5-8 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov. 2n = 46.

* Woods or thickets on slopes, ravine or wastelands, or along streams; 300-2500 m. Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang


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