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17. Ligustrum sinense Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 1: 19. 1790.

小蜡 xiao la

Shrubs or small trees 2-4(-7) m, deciduous. Branchlets terete, villous, pubescent, pilose, puberulent, to glabrescent. Petiole 2-8 mm; leaf blade ovate, oblong, elliptic to lanceolate, or suborbicular, 2-7(-13) × 1-3(-5.5) cm, densely villous to sparsely pubescent or glabrous, papery to somewhat leathery, base cuneate to subrounded, apex acute to acuminate, sometimes obtuse and retuse; primary veins 4-6(or 7) on each side of midrib, impressed or plane adaxially, somewhat raised abaxially. Panicles terminal or axillary, 4-11 × 3-8 cm, with or without leaf at base. Pedicel 1-5 mm. Calyx 1-1.5 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Corolla 3.5-5.5 mm; tube slightly shorter than lobes. Stamens reaching apex of corolla lobes or exceeding that; anthers ca. 1 mm. Fruit subglobose, 5-8 mm in diam.

Mixed forests, valleys, along streams, thickets, woods, ravines; 200-2700 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Vietnam]

1 Leaf blade lanceolate, glabrous; panicles axillary or terminal   17b var. luodianense
+ Leaf blade with different characters.   (2)
2 (1) Panicles axillary or rarely terminal, not leafy at base, or rarely leafy.   (3)
+ Panicles usually terminal, leafy at base.   (4)
3 (2) Leaf veins usually not sunken adaxially; calyx glabrous   17f var. myrianthum
+ Leaf veins obviously sunken adaxially; calyx hairy   17g var. concavum
4 (2) Calyx pubescent; leaf blade usually densely yellow-brown hairy abaxially   17c var. coryanum
+ Calyx glabrous.   (5)
5 (4) Adaxial leaf veins obviously impressed   17d var. rugosulum
+ Adaxial leaf veins usually plane.   (6)
6 (5) Branchlets and inflorescence rachis sparsely pubescent or glabrescent; leaf blade usually densely yellow villous abaxially   17e var. opienense
+ Branchlets and inflorescence rachis usually densely pubescent or pilose.   (7)
7 (6) Leaf blade ovate to oblong or suborbicular, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent abaxially   17a var. sinense
+ Leaf blade elliptic to lanceolate, usually densely rusty pilose abaxially   17h var. dissimile

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