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3. Osmanthus minor P. S. Green, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 22: 465. 1958.

小叶月桂 xiao ye yue gui

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees 3-5(-10) m. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, rarely oblanceolate, 4.5-9 × 1.5-3.5 cm, leathery or thick so, base attenuate, margin entire, apex acuminate or sometimes caudate; primary veins 6-8 on each side of midrib, adaxially obscure, abaxially slightly raised. Panicles short, slender, axillary, 1-1.5 cm, 8-12-flowered; bracts deltate, thick, hairy at base. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Calyx 1-1.5 mm; lobes deltate or ovate. Corolla white; tube 1.5-2 mm, ca. as long as lobes. Stamens attached to distal part of corolla tube. Drupe ripening black, ellipsoid or slightly obovoid, 1.5-2 × 0.8-1.2 cm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct-Nov.

* Mixed woods. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Zhejiang


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