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14. Ligustrum lianum P. S. Hsu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 200. 1966.

华女贞 hua nu zhen

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees 0.6-7(-15) m, evergreen. Branchlets subterete, puberulent to glabrescent. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm, puberulent or glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 4-13 × 1.5-5.5 cm, leathery, glabrous except for midrib pilose abaxially, base broadly cuneate or rounded, apex acuminate or long acuminate; primary veins 4-6 on each side of midrib, slightly prominent. Panicles terminal, 4-12 × 2-11 cm; rachis and pedicel glabrous or nearly so. Pedicel 0.5-2 mm. Calyx 1-1.5 mm. Corolla 4-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens approaching apex of corolla lobes; anthers ca. 2 mm. Fruit black or red-brown, usually ellipsoid, 6-12 × 5-7 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul-Apr.

* Woods in ravines; 400-1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang


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