Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hydrangea heteromalla D.Don

Verified by: Temperate sect. 14 July 2014
Notes: Verified with flora of China online ( First and second year branchlets with lenticels. Leaves opposite with arcuate apex. Leaves glabrous but abaxially hairy in vein axils. Inflorescence a terminal corymb with large white sterile flowers at the margin. Flowers white, petals base truncate and not clawed. Stamens unequal. Ovary 2/3 inferior. Styles 3-4. Key out as H. xanthoneura in the Flora but this is part of the H. heteromalla complex of species which are sometimes accepted as distinct.
Wild voucher no:                                 16 October 1985
Locality:  China: Fan Jin Shan Ecological Station to Tong Kuangchan, Guizhou.
Coordinates:  770m
Field notes: Steep slopes and banks on the edge of woodland.
Collector:Fanjin Shan Guizhou Expd. 53

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