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Itea oldhamii Schneider



A shrub or small tree; branchlets stout, the young branchlets spersely pilose. leave coriaceous, glabrous, ovate to ovate-oblong, 6-9 cm long, 4-5 cm broad, short acute to acuminate or obtuse at apex, obtuse to acute at base, remotely few dentate, rarely subentire, the teeth large, 2 to 10 per side, sometimes 2 or 3 toward the upper margins only, up to 4-5 mm long and 7-8 mm broad at base, the midrib impressed above, much raised beneath, the lateral veins 5-7 per side, arcuate-ascending; petioles about 1 cm long. inflorescence an axillary or terminal raceme, 3-5 cm long, often pubescent, the pedicels 2-4 mm long, spreading; petals white, lanceolate, about 2.5 mm long and 1 .. broad. capsules 5-6 mm long, about 2 mm across at base, slightly pubescent, with persistent sepals.