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Hippophae rhamnoides subsp. yunnanensis Rousi


Description from Flora of China

Hippophae salicifolia D. Don subsp. yunnanensis (Rousi) Hyvönen.

Shrubs or trees, 2-12 m tall. Trunk to 30 cm in diam.; bark dark gray, longitudinally fissured; branches rough, nearly black; new shoots with dense reddish brown stellate hairs; lateral spines relatively few, stout. Leaves alternate; leaf blade abaxially dirty gray, adaxially green, narrowly lanceolate, 3-6 × 0.6-1 cm, abaxially with many rust-colored peltate hairs. Peduncle 1-2 mm. Fruit usually yellow, 5-7 × 5-7 mm. Seed strongly flattened. 3-3.9 mm.

● Sandy or stony river terraces, forest margins, thickets on mountain slopes, occasionally in meadows at highest elevations; 2200-3700 m. W Sichuan, SE Xizang, Yunnan.


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