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10. Elaeagnus formosana Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 30: 74. 1916.

台湾胡颓子 tai wan hu tui zi

Elaeagnus macrophylla Thunberg var. kotoensis (Hayata) S. S. Ying; E. kotoensis Hayata; E. nokoensis Hayata.

Shrubs, evergreen, climbing or sometimes erect. Young branches and buds silvery brown. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade adaxially dark brown when dried, obovate to oblanceolate or elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 4-11 × 2-5 cm, leathery, abaxially densely silvery scaly, lateral veins conspicuously raised adaxially, midrib flat or slightly raised, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin revolute, apex acute. Flowers solitary or 2-6 in a shortened raceme. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Flowers white, outside densely silvery scaly. Calyx tube 4-angled, 2.8-6 mm; lobes triangular-ovate, ca. as long as tube, apex acuminate. Filaments ca. 0.6 mm; anthers elliptic, 1.5-2 mm. Style erect, 2.2-5.5, glabrous; stigma 2.3-2.5 mm. Drupe ovoid, 1.1-1.6 cm. Seed 8-ribbed, 1-1.4 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Feb-Mar.

● Thickets throughout the island; below 2000 m. Taiwan.

This species has been misidentified as Elaeagnus pungens (Matsumura & Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 22: 356. 1906).


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