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Callicarpa peichieniana

Description from Flora of China

Premna peii W. Y. Chun ex H. T. Chang (J. Sun Yatsen Univ. (Nat. Sci. Ed. 1963, p. 137), not Callicarpa peii Chang (1951).

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall, pubescent with strongly curved stem hairs. Branchlets terete, slender, densely strigose yellow glandular. Petiole very short to leaf subsessile; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to ovate, 2.5-6 X 1-3 cm, glabrous and densely yellow glandular, base cuneate to subrounded, margin serrulate above middle, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate; veins 4 or 5 pairs, reticulate veins obscure. Cymes simple, rarely dichotomous, (1-)3(-7)-flowered; peduncle capillary, 1-2 cm; bracts linear. Pedicel capillary, ca. 4 mm. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 1.5 mm, truncate, yellow glandular. Filaments equal or slightly longer than corolla; anthers oblong. Ovary globose, glabrous, densely glandular. Style longer than stamens. Fruit purple, globose, ca. 4 mm in diam.; pyrenes 4. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov.

Included in Callicarpa because of its axillary inflorescences, actinomorphic corollas, 4 equal stamens, capitate stigmas, etc.

Name validated after publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China.

* Mixed forests; 200-700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan


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