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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Oleaceae | Osmanthus

18. Osmanthus fordii Hemsley in F. B. Forbes & Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 88. 1889.

石山桂花 shi shan gui hua

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 2 m, glabrous. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic or rarely narrowly ovate, 3-5(-6) × 2-2.5 cm, thin leathery, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin entire, apex acute or obtuse; midrib slightly impressed adaxially, raised abaxially; primary veins 4-6 on each side of midrib, raised. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 6-12-flowered; bracts ca. 3 mm. Pedicel 1-4 mm. Calyx ca. 0.5 mm, membranous at margin. Corolla white; tube ca. 1.5 mm; lobes rounded, 1.5-2 mm. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective apically slightly projected into an obtuse appendage. Drupe not seen.

* Guangdong, cultivated in gardens of Guangxi


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