Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hydrangeaceae
Hydrangea involucrata Sieb.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 14 September 2010
Notes: Verified with Flora of China online (www.eFloras.org). Leaves and stem scabrous. Inflorescence corymbose with deciduous large bracts. Flowers purple, sterile flowers with enlarged white sepals. Petals free, stamens many, filaments long exserted, stigmas 2-3. Closed to H. longifolia from Taiwan but alos close to H. strigosa and aspera.
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Locality: Japan, Saitama Pref., Chichibu City.

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