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65. Elaeagnus grandifolia Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 9: 90. 1920.

慈恩胡颓子 ci en hu tui zi

Shrubs, scandent. Young branches and buds densely silvery brown scaly. Petiole 8-13 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to elliptic, 6-12 × 3-6 cm, leathery, lateral veins 5 or 6 per side of midrib, base cuneate to obtuse, margin narrowly revolute, apex acute. Flowers solitary in axils of long shoots and in a shortened raceme on short branches. Fruiting pedicel pendulous, slender. Flowers silvery brown. Calyx tube 6-6.5 mm; lobes triangular-ovate, 3-3.5 mm. Filaments ca. 0.8 mm; anthers elliptic, 1.4-1.5 mm. Style 5-6 mm, glabrous; stigma glandular-papillate. Drupe red, broadly ellipsoid to ellipsoid, 1.6-1.8 cm. Seed ca. 1.6 cm.

● Thickets; 700-2000 m. Taiwan (central mountains).

The apparent earlier homonym "Elaeagnus grandifolia" (Schlechter in A. Candolle, Prodr. 14: 612. 1857) was not validly published because it was merely cited as a synonym of E. conferta, even though it was associated with a potentially validating description.


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