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Viburnum buddleifolium C. H. Wright

Modern name

Viburnum buddleifolium C.H. Wright

A deciduous shrub about 6 ft high; the young shoots densely covered with pale, star-like down. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 3 to 5 in. long, 1 to 2 in. wide, pointed, rounded or slightly heart-shaped at the base, shallowly toothed; upper surface furnished with simple or forked hairs, the lower one felted with pale, stellate down; stalk 14 to 12 in. long. Flowers white, funnel-shaped, 13 in. across, all perfect, produced on a short-stalked, numerously branched cyme, 3 in. across. Fruits oval, 13 in. long, black.

Native of Central China; discovered and introduced by Wilson in 1900. It belongs to the Lantana group, differing from V. lantana in its narrow, oblong leaves. It has no ornamental value.



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