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16. Osmanthus serrulatus Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 610. 1916.

短丝木犀 duan si mu xi

Shrubs or small trees 2-4(-8) m. Branchlets and petiole glabrous or puberulent. Petiole 8-10 mm; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate or obovate-elliptic to elliptic, 6-14 × 2-4.5 cm, leathery, base cuneate, margin with 12-20(-35) pairs of spiny teeth 1 mm, sometimes serrate only on distal half, rarely entire, apex caudate and mucronulate; primary veins 8-10 on each side of midrib, abaxially raised. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 4-9-flowered; bracts ciliate or glabrous. Pedicel 1-2 cm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 1 mm; lobes apically acute or erose. Corolla white, 3-4(-5) mm, divided almost to base; lobes 2.5-3.5 mm. Stamens attached to base of corolla lobes; connective elongated into a mucro. Drupe blue-black, ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm × 6-8 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Nov-Dec.

* Roadsides, woods, thickets on slopes; 700-2000 m. Fujian, Guangxi, Sichuan


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