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20. Osmanthus gracilinervis L. C. Chia ex R. L. Lu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 71. 1989.

细脉木犀 xi mai mu xi

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees 2-5 m, glabrous. Petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly elliptic, rarely narrowly ovate, 5-9 × 2-3(-3.5) cm, leathery, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, margin entire, apex long acuminate and caudate; midrib adaxially impressed, abaxially raised; primary veins 5-8 on each side of midrib, obscure. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 5-12-flowered; bracts ca. 1 mm. Calyx ca. 1 mm; lobes shallowly toothed. Corolla white, ca. 4 mm; tube ca. 2 mm; lobes subovate, equaling or rarely slightly shorter than tube. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into an obvious mucro. Drupe green-black, ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Apr-May.

* Mixed forests on slopes, dense woods in valleys; 300-1200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang


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