All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 8 Page 424 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 8 | Saxifragaceae | Itea

1. Itea riparia Collett & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 28: 57. 1890.

河岸鼠刺 he an shu ci

Itea thorelii Gagnepain.

Shrubs 1-6 m tall. Branchlets yellow-green, striate, glabrous. Leaves usually crowded at apex of branchlets, subclustered; petiole 5-8 mm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially gray-green, adaxially green, elliptic to lanceolate or obovate-elliptic, 5-10 × 1.5-3 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins in 4 or 5 pairs, arcuate, confluent near margin, slightly raised abaxially, obscure adaxially, base cuneate, margin curved cartilaginous glandular dentate, apex acute or acuminate. Racemes terminal, pendulous, usually longer than leaves, 10-18 cm; rachis puberulous; bracts linear-lanceolate, ca. 3-5 mm. Flowers numerous, rather crowded, often 3-clustered; pedicel 3-5 mm, puberulous. Calyx shallowly cupular; lobes erect at anthesis, triangular-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Stamens ca. 3 mm; filaments glabrous; anthers dorsifixed, ovoid. Ovary semi-inferior, glabrous. Style simple. Capsule ovoid-conical, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Fl. and fr. May-Feb. 2n = 22.

Wet places on stream banks; 400-900 m. S Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand].


Flora of China @
Browse by
Advanced Search

Flora of China Home




 |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |