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7. Rhaphiolepis ferruginea F. P. Metcalf, Lingnan Sci. J. 18: 509. 1939.

绣毛石斑木 siu mao shi ban mu

Description from Flora of China

Trees or shrubs, more than 10 m tall. Branchlets blackish brown when young, grayish black when old, terete, densely rusty tomentose. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, both surfaces tomentose, apex acuminate; petiole 1–2.5 cm, densely rusty tomentose; leaf blade elliptic or broadly lanceolate, 6–15 × 2.5–5.5 cm, leathery, midvein impressed adaxially, veins slightly prominent abaxially, abaxially densely rusty tomentose or pubescent, adaxially tomentose when young, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire or serrate, revolute or not, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Panicles terminal, many flowered; peduncle and pedicels densely rusty pubescent; bracts lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, rusty tomentose, margin entire, apex acuminate. Pedicel 2–4 mm. Flowers 8–10 mm. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially densely rusty tomentose. Sepals ovate, slightly longer than hypanthium, ca. 3 mm, abaxially densely rusty pubescent, margin entire, apex acute. Petals white, ovate-oblong, ca. 4 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens unequal, ca. as long as or shorter than petals. Ovary 2-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2, connate at base, glabrous. Pome black, globose, 5–8 mm in diam., yellow tomentose when young, later subglabrous or sparsely rusty tomentose apically; fruiting pedicel short, 4–7 mm, densely rusty tomentose; sepals deciduous, leaving an annular ring. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Oct.

Slopes, valleys, open forests at roadsides and on slopes, stream sides; 300--600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan.


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