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25. Premna parvilimba P'ei, Mem. Sci. Soc. China. 1(3): 62. 1932.

小叶豆腐柴 xiao ye dou fu chai

Celastrus yunnanensis H. Léveillé (1916), not P. yunnanensis W. Smith (1916), not P. yunnanensis Dop (1923).

Shrubs. Branchlets and petioles densely pubescent. Branchlets slender. Petiole terete, 2-6 mm; leaf blade lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 0.5-3.8 X 0.3-1.1 cm, papery, sparsely pubescent, base rounded, margin apically sparsely serrate, apex obtuse; veins 3 or 4 pairs, abaxially elevated. Inflorescences to 2.5 cm across, few to 25-flowered, densely pubescent, glandular; peduncle ca. 5 mm; bracts lanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Calyx tube ca. 2 mm, teeth 5, pubescent and glandular but more densely so outside. Corolla pinkish, ca. 6 mm, villous in throat, 2-lipped, lower lip concave, outside pubescent and glandular. Stamens slightly exserted. Style glabrous. Ovary with few hairs, glandular.

* Valleys; ca. 400 m. Yunnan (Jinsha Jiang valley)

Allied to Premna steppicola but differs in having leaf blades lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, bracts lanceolate, and stamens exserted.


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