Meliosma tenuis Maxim.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Meliosma tenuis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/meliosma/meliosma-tenuis/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Genus

Glossary

axil
Angle between the upper side of a leaf and the stem.
bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Meliosma tenuis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/meliosma/meliosma-tenuis/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A deciduous shrub, perhaps a small tree in the wild; young shoots purplish, downy when quite young; winter-buds elongated, covered with tawny down. Leaves simple, oval to obovate, abruptly slender-pointed, tapered to the base, toothed, 2 to 5 in. long, half as wide, dark green above and with scattered hairs there, pale beneath with axil-tufts of pale down and hairs on the midrib; veins in ten to fifteen pairs; leaf-stalk 14 to 38 in. long, downy. Flowers produced in loose, slender panicles about 6 in. long, very small, yellowish white. Fruits 3/16 in. wide, globose, black, covered at first with a purplish bloom.

Native of Japan; introduced in 1915. This shrub flowered at Wakehurst, Sussex, in August 1930, but it does not promise to be as ornamental as M. cuneifolia. It has the same type of small flower as that species but the panicles are not so large nor nearly so thickly packed with blossom. It suffered badly at Kew in the winter of 1928-9 and is apparently best fitted for the milder counties.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

See M. dilleniifolia subsp. tenuis above.