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Shrubs to 6 m tall. Branches spreading; branchlets terete, yellow-green and slightly stellate hairy or pubescent when young, later dark red-brown and glabrous; buds purple-brown, ovoid or oblong, glabrous or slightly pubescent at apex. Stipules triangular-ovate, 8-10 mm, glabrous on both surfaces or subglabrous, apex acuminate. Leaflets 13-17, opposite, sessile or nearly so, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 4-9 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, abaxially slightly stellate hairy, lateral veins in 20-25 pairs, abaxially conspicuous, base broadly cuneate, margin doubly serrate, apex acuminate. Panicle 20-30 cm long, 15-20 cm wide, many flowered; peduncle and pedicels slightly stellate hairy; bracts lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 4-5 mm, slightly pubescent, apex acuminate. Flowers 6-7 mm in diameter; pedicel 2-3 mm. Hypanthium shallowly cupular, glabrous. Sepals oblong-ovate, glabrous, apex obtuse. Petals white, suborbicular, 3-4 mm, base cuneate, apex obtuse. Stamens 20-30, longer than petals. Carpels 5, glabrous. Follicles cylindric, ca. 3 mm, glabrous, with persistent, reflexed sepals; fruiting pedicel pendulous.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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