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22. Elaeagnus pilostyla C. Y. Chang, Fl. Sichuan. 1: 463. 1981.

毛柱胡颓子 mao zhu hu tui zi

Shrubs, evergreen, 1.5-2 m tall. Spines absent or ill-defined; young branches slender, densely brown scaly. Petiole brown, ca. 7 mm; leaf blade abaxially silvery brown, adaxially light green when dried, ovate, to 7.5 × 4 cm, stiffly papery, abaxially with scales overlapping, brown with paler margins, shallowly umbonate, shallowly lobed, margins toothed, adaxially glabrous except for few dark scales at base of midrib, lateral veins 4-7 per side of midrib, ± conspicuous on both surfaces, base rounded, margin narrowly revolute, apex acuminate. Flowers to 7 on very short axillary shoots. Pedicel usually curved, reddish brown, 5-8 mm. Flowers nodding, densely reddish brown scaly. Calyx tube obconic, 6-7 mm, with narrow annulus at junction with lobes, glabrous; lobes ovate, ca. 3 × 2.5 mm, inside stellate-hairy, apex acuminate. Filaments very short; anthers oblong, 1.1-1.3 mm. Style erect, curved at apex, with whitish stellate hairs below anthers. Fruit not seen.

● Montane forests; 1900-2100 m. Chongqing (Nanchuan), SE Yunnan (Wenshan).


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