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Shrubs 1.5-3.5 m tall. Branchlets of previous year gray-brown, those of current year brown or purple, villous to glabrescent. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade ovate or broadly ovate, 6-12.5 cm long, 8-10 cm wide, abaxially densely hairs, base rounded, margin sparsely serrate, apex abruptly acuminate; leaf blade on flowering shoots ovate-elliptic to lanceolate, 4-8.5 cm long, 3.5-6 cm wide, veins 3-5, basifugal, base broadly cuneate or subrounded. Racemes lax, 7-11-flowered, lowest pair usually at axils of normal leaves; rachis 4-7 cm, strigose or glabrous; pedicels 5-10 mm. Calyx tube campanulate, densely white appressed strigose; lobes ovate, ca. 5 × 3.5 mm, apex abruptly acuminate. Corolla discoid; petals white, ovate or suborbicular, 1.3-1.5 cm long, 0.8-1.3 cm wide. Stamens 30-35, longest ones ca. 1 cm. Disc glabrous. Style slightly divided at apex, ca. 5 mm, glabrous; stigmas clavate, ca. 1.5 mm, shorter than anthers. Capsule obovoid, 7-9 mm long, 4-7 mm wide. Seeds 1.5-2.5 mm, shortly tailed.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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