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Shrubs erect, to 2 m tall. Branchlets red-brown, angled, glabrous to slightly pubescent; buds red-brown, ovoid, with 2 or 3 scales, apex obtuse; often 2 or 3 buds superposed in axils of flowering branches. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, subglabrous, margin remotely serrate, apex acute; petiole 1-1.5 cm, subglabrous; leaf blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, 6-8.5 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, abaxially sparsely pubescent on veins or subglabrous, base rounded or subcordate, margin usually 3-parted, rarely with 3-5 equal lobes, sharply doubly serrate, apex long acuminate. Panicle 6-15.5 cm in diameter, densely or laxly branched, usually many flowered; peduncle and pedicels slightly pubescent. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diameter; pedicel ca. 3 mm. Hypanthium campanulate, 2-3 mm, abaxially pubescent. Sepals triangular, equaling hypanthium, sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, margin entire, apex caudate. Petals white, obovate, ca. 2 mm. Stamens 10-15. Ovary cylindric, glabrous or only pubescent on sutures, or wholly pubescent; ovules 10-12. Follicles cylindric. Seeds ovoid.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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