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9. Osmanthus henryi P. S. Green, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 22: 499. 1958.

蒙自桂花 meng zi gui hua

Description from Flora of China

Osmanthus caudatifolius P. Y. Bai & J. H. Pang.

Shrubs or small trees 3-4(-10) m. Branchlets puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole 8-10(-12) mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, (7-)8-9(-11) × (2-)3-4.5 cm, thick leathery, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire or with ca. 20 pairs of teeth 1 mm, apex acuminate and caudate; midrib adaxially puberulent, denser near petiole, slightly impressed, abaxially ± raised; primary veins 7-9 on each side of midrib, slightly raised. Cymes fascicled in leaf axils, 4- or 6-flowered; bracts ovate, puberulent. Pedicel 6-10 mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 1 mm; lobes broadly deltate. Corolla white or yellowish; tube ca. 1 mm; lobes ca. 2 mm. Stamens attached to middle of corolla tube; connective elongated into an obvious mucro. Drupe long ellipsoid, ca. 2 cm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. May.

* Slopes, woods of valleys, thickets on slopes; 1000-3000 m. Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan


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