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25. Elaeagnus heterophylla D. Fang & D. R. Liang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 38: 292. 2000.

异叶胡颓子 yi ye hu tui zi

Shrubs, evergreen. Spines absent; branching often at 90°; young branches densely brown scaly. Petiole brown or rust-brown, 3-5 mm; leaf blade greenish brown on both surfaces, varying from orbicular to lanceolate often along same branch, (1.2-)1.9-6.5 × (0.6-)1.1-2.4 cm, papery, both surfaces densely stellate-puberulous and somewhat sparsely brown scaly, adaxially glabrescent, midrib slightly raised abaxially, somewhat impressed adaxially, lateral veins 4-9 per side of midrib, inconspicuous, base rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate to rounded. Flowers in axillary clusters of (1-)3-5; rachis 2-4 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Flowers gray-brown, outside densely silvery and brown scaly and sparsely silvery stellate-puberulous. Calyx tube broadly tubular-campanulate or tubular-funnelform, 4.5-5 mm, 3-3.5 mm in diam. at mouth; lobes broadly ovate, ca. 3 × 2.5-3 mm, inside grayish white stellate-pilose and sparsely brownish scaly, apex acute. Filaments ca. 0.6 mm; anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Style erect, stellate-pilose; stigma deflexed, ca. 2 mm. Fruit not seen. Fl. Nov.

● Slopes. Guangxi (Jinxiu).

Elaeagnus heterophylla is used medicinally. It is known to us only from the protologue.


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