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Maesa salicifolia Walker


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets terete, glandular granulose, early glabrescent, longitudinally striate; pith solid. Petiole deeply canaliculate, 5-12 mm, rugose; leaf blade narrowly linear-lanceolate, 10-20 × 1.5-2 cm, leathery, rugose, subbullate, inconspicuously pellucid punctate, base obtuse, margin entire, revolute, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 5-7 on each side of midrib. Inflorescences axillary, racemose or paniculate, 1.5-2 cm; bracteoles broadly ovate, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers white or yellowish, 3-4 mm. Pedicel 2.5-3.5 mm, glandular granulose, early glabrescent. Calyx lobes ovate to subrobicular, ca. 1 mm, punctate, margin sparsely ciliate, apex obtuse or rounded. Corolla tubular or tubular-campanulate; tube 3-4 mm, punctate-lineate; lobes broadly ovate, margin crenulate, apex rounded. Stamens of staminate flowers included, attached at or above middle of corolla tube, reduced in pistillate flowers; anthers oblong-ovate, ca. as long as filaments. Pistil included. Style persistent; stigma dilated or 3- or 4-lobed. Fruit reddish, globose or subovoid, ca. 4 mm in diam., punctate-lineate, wrinkled; persistent calyx lobes nearly meeting style. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Sep-Nov.

* Sparse mixed forest, limestone mountains, damp places; 100-600 m. Guangdong


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