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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Native at least in N Jiangxi; widely cultivated elsewhere in China [Japan].
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China, often cultivated in N. India & Japan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Elevation Range

1200-1800 m
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Description

Shrubs to 1.5 m tall. Branchlets arching, dark red-brown, turning gray-brown when old, slender, terete, glabrous or pubescent; buds ovoid, small, with several scales, glabrous or puberulous apically or on scale margins. Petiole 4–7 mm, glabrous; leaf blade gray-blue abaxially, dark green adaxially, rhombic-lanceolate to rhombic-oblong, 2–8 × 0.7–2 cm, glabrous or abaxially pubescent, pinnately veined, base cuneate, margin incised serrate above middle, apex acute. Umbels pedunculate, 3–4 × 2–3.5 cm, many flowered; rachis and pedicels glabrous or pubescent; pedicels 8–14 mm; bracts linear to lanceolate, 2–3 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers 5–7 mm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, glabrous or abaxially pubescent. Sepals triangular or ovate-triangular, 1–1.5 × 1.5–2 mm, erect in fruit, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Petals white, suborbicular or obovate, 2.5–4 × 3–4.5 mm, apex emarginate or obtuse. Stamens 20–28, slightly shorter than to nearly equaling petals. Disk annular, lobed; lobes unequal, suborbicular, apex emarginate. Styles shorter than stamens. Follicles straightly spreading, glabrous; styles terminal, usually divergent. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul–Sep.
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Ecology

Habitat

Slopes; 200--300 m.
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Associations

Foodplant / sap sucker
clustered Acyrthosiphon ignotus sucks sap of live growing point of Spiraea cantoniensis x trilobata (S. x vanhouttei)

Foodplant / sap sucker
clustered Brachycaudus spiraeae sucks sap of live growing point of Spiraea cantoniensis x trilobata (S. x vanhouttei)

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Spiraea cantoniensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Spiraea cantoniensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 15
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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