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6. Osmanthus delavayi Franchet, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, sér. 2. 1: 613. 1886.

山桂花 shan gui hua

Description from Flora of China

Ligustrum phillyrea H. Léveillé; Siphonosmanthus delavayi (Franchet) Stapf.

Shrubs 2(-5) m. Branchlets densely pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm, puberulent at least when young; leaf blade oblong, broadly elliptic or broadly ovate, 1-2.5(-4) × 1-1.5(-2) cm, thick leathery, base broadly cuneate, margin with 6-8 pairs of sharp serrations ca. 1 mm, apex acute to obtuse and mucronulate; midrib raised, pubescent adaxially, especially near petiole, primary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, obscure. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils or terminal, 4-8-flowered; bracts broadly ovate, acute, slightly puberulent. Pedicel 2-5 mm, glabrous or rarely slightly puberulent. Calyx 2-4 mm. Corolla white; tube 6-10 mm; lobes 4-6 mm. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into an obvious mucro. Drupe blue-black, long ovoid, 1-1.2 cm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Montane regions, ravines, thickets, mixed woods; 2100-3400 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan


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