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1. Osmanthus marginatus (Champion ex Bentham) Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 88. 1889.

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Shrubs or trees 5-10(-20) m. Branchlets, petiole, and leaf blade glabrous. Petiole 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, rarely obovate, 7-20 × 2-5.5 cm, thick or very thick leathery, base narrowly to broadly cuneate, margin entire or rarely obscurely serrate along distal half, apex acuminate; midrib and 6-8 primary veins somewhat impressed adaxially and raised abaxially. Cymes in short and compact panicles, axillary, rarely terminal, 1-2 cm, 10-20-flowered; bracts ovate, 2-2.5 cm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx 1.5-2 mm. Corolla yellowish or greenish; tube 1.5-2 mm; lobes oblong, reflexed, ca. 1.5 mm. Stamens attached to distal part of corolla tube. Drupe black, ellipsoid or obovoid, 2-2.5 × 1-1.5 cm.

Valleys, dense woods on slopes or in ravines, along streams; 800-2500 m. S Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)]

1 Leaves broadly elliptic, elliptic, lanceolate-elliptic, or rarely obovate, 7-15 × 2.5-5.5 cm, base cuneate to broadly so   1a var. marginatus
+ Leaves lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 8-20 × 2-4 cm, base narrowly cuneate to cuneate   1b var. longissimus

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