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Elaeagnus grijsii Hance


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, deciduous or semievergreen, erect or divaricate, ca. 2 m tall. Spines present or absent; branches, leaves, and flowers with dense long-stalked stellate hairs. Petiole 4-7 mm; leaf blade ovate or broadly ovate, 2.7-7 × 2.7-3.8 cm, papery or membranous, abaxially with dense long-stalked stellate hairs, lateral veins 4 or 5 per side of midrib, base rounded to truncate, margin entire, apex bluntly acuminate to obtuse. Flowers 7-10-fascicled in axils of leaves on long shoots and of bracteoles on short shoots. Pedicel 2-3 mm; fruiting pedicel 1-2.5 cm, thick. Flowers brown. Calyx tube campanulate, 4-ribbed, 6-6.5 mm; lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 3.5 mm, outside with scales only, inside glabrous. Filaments very short; anthers narrowly elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm. Style erect, not longer than stamens, glabrous. Drupe narrowly ellipsoid, ca. 1.8 × 0.6 cm, with dense rust-colored scales. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Apr-May.

● Bushland on south-facing mountain slopes; 600-800 m. Fujian (Anxi).


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