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Shrubs to 3 m tall. Branchlets densely yellow-brown pubescent when young, purple-brown when old; buds purple-brown, ovoid, with 3 or 4 scales pubescent at margin, apex acute. Stipules lanceolate, 4-8 mm, herbaceous, pubescent on both surfaces, margin serrate, ciliate, apex acute; petiole 8-10 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade ovate to long elliptic, rarely triangular-ovate, 5-10 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, abaxially pubescent, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base rounded or cordate, margin sharply doubly serrate, often irregularly 3-5-lobed, apex acuminate. Racemes 5-15 cm, 3-15-flowered; peduncle and pedicels densely pubescent. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diameter; pedicel 3-4 mm. Hypanthium cylindric, 5-6 mm, densely pubescent on both surfaces. Sepals triangular, 2-3 mm, shorter than hypanthium, densely pubescent on both surfaces, margin entire, apex caudate. Petals pinkish white, obovate, ca. 3 mm. Stamens 15-20. Ovary cylindric, pubescent only at apex; ovules 5-8. Follicles cylindric. Seeds ovoid.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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