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11. Osmanthus armatus Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 532. 1900.

红柄木犀 hong bing mu xi

Osmanthus obtusifolius H. T. Chang.

Shrubs or trees 2-6 m. Branchlets pubescent at first, glabrescent. Petiole 2-5(-8) mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 6-8(-15) × 2-2.5(-4.5) cm, thick leathery, glabrous except for midrib adaxially, base subrounded to subcordate, rarely broadly cuneate, margin with 6-10(-17) pairs of spiny teeth 2-4 mm, or rarely entire, apex acuminate with sharp tip; primary veins (6-)8-10(-15) on each side of midrib, distinctly raised. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 4-12-flowered; bracts broadly ovate, pubescent. Pedicel 6-10 mm, glabrous. Calyx 1-1.5 mm. Corolla white, 4-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into a mucro. Drupe black, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Apr-Jun. 2n = 46.

* Thickets on slopes; ca. 1400 m. Hubei, Sichuan.


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