Overview

Distribution

Guizhou, W Hubei, Sichuan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Shrubs, ca. 3 m tall; branchlets terete; young branches tetragonous, glabrous; internodes 1.5-3 cm. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, or ovate-oblong, 4-7 × 1.5-2.5(-3.5) cm, thinly coriaceous, base cuneate or acute, margin slightly reflexed, apex obtuse or slightly acute; midrib prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins obscure on both surfaces or visible on upper surface. Inflorescences axillary, 1-1.5 cm, 0.7-1 cm in diam., flowers dense, basal bracts ovate, 3-4 mm, grayish brown, apical bracts obovate-oblong, ca. 6 mm. Male flowers ca. 8; pedicels 2-4 mm, glabrous; tepals oblong or obovate-oblong, 4.5-5 mm, scarious, glabrous; stamens ca. 11 mm; sterile pistil with slender terete gynophore, apex slightly inflated, 1-1.5 mm. Female flowers: outer tepals oblong, ca. 6 mm; inner tepals ca. 3 mm, scarious, glabrous, persistent; ovary 2-2.5 mm; style narrow and long, complanate, 6-8 mm, recurved at apex, persistent. Capsule subglobose, ca. 6 mm; carpopodium ca. 3 mm. Fl. Apr, fr. Jul.
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Ecology

Habitat

● Forests; 1300-2000 m.
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