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Viburnum squamulosum

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, evergreen, total size unknown. Bark unknown. Branchlets of current year brownish, quadrangular, glabrous; branchlets of previous year black-brownish, slightly quadrangular, glabrous, with dispersed, small, rounded lenticels. Winter buds ovoid-lanceolate, with 2 pairs of separate scales; scales ?glabrous. Leaves always opposite, not clustered at apices of branchlets; stipules absent; petiole green, robust, 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade green when young, linear-lanceolate, 11-17 × 1.5-2 cm, thickly papery, abaxially glabrous, with red-brown glandular dots, adaxially shiny, with red-brown glandular dots, midvein raised abaxially, lateral veins ca. 6-jugate, pinnate, slightly arched, rarely branched, ending in teeth or anastomosing near margin, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, veinlets transverse, inconspicuous on both surfaces, not lobed, base cuneate to obtuse, without glands, margin irregularly serrate or subentire, apex long acuminate. Flowers appearing after leaves; inflorescence a compound umbel-like cyme, terminal, to 6 cm in diam. at fruiting stage; rays whorled; first node of inflorescence with 5 rays, 1-2 cm, dense, glabrous, without large sterile radiant flowers; peduncles ca. 2 cm, slender, stellate-pubescent; bracts and bracteoles unknown, caducous. Flowers on rays of 2nd and 3rd orders, not fragrant, sessile or shortly pedicellate. Calyx green; tube broadly ovoid, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; lobes broadly triangular-ovate, ca. 1/2 as long as tube, glabrous, apex obtuse. Corolla ?rotate, unknown. Styles exceeding calyx lobes; stigmas capitate, 3-lobed. Fruit color unknown, subglobose, ?6-7 mm in diam., base rounded, apex rounded, glabrous or with glandular dots; pyrenes compressed, subquadrangular, ca. 5 × 5 mm, raised on dorsal side, impressed on ventral side, apex rounded. Fr. Aug.

This species is known only from the type collection.

● Dense forests. Guangxi (Yaoshan).


 

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