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Lyonia ovalifolia var. elliptica

Description from Flora of China

Andromeda elliptica Siebold & Zuccarini, Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4: 126. 1846; Lyonia ovalifolia var. formosana (Komatsu) T. Yamazaki; Pieris elliptica (Siebold & Zuccarini) Nakai; P. formosana Komatsu; P. ovalifolia var. elliptica (Siebold & Zuccarini) Rehder & E. H. Wilson; P. pilosa Komatsu; Xolisma elliptica (Siebold & Zuccarini) Nakai; X. formosana (Komatsu) Nakai; X. formosana var. pilosa (Komatsu) Nakai; X. ovalifolia var. elliptica (Siebold & Zuccarini) Rehder.

Leaf blade elliptic or ovate, 3.5–10.5 × 1.8–6 cm, abaxially villous, especially on midvein, base rounded to cordate or broadly cuneate, apex acute to long acuminate, sometimes curved. Inflorescences with leaflike bracts. Filaments with 2 distinct spurs. Capsule sutures quite thick.

Forests, forest margins, mountains, dry slopes, near hot springs; 1000–2700 m. Taiwan [Japan].


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