Stachyurus yunnanensis Franch.

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

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'Stachyurus yunnanensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stachyurus/stachyurus-yunnanensis/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

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Glossary

inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
caudate
With a long tail-like appendage.
cuneate
Wedge-shaped.
exserted
Protruding; pushed out.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
serrate
With saw-like teeth at edge. serrulate Minutely serrate.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Stachyurus yunnanensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stachyurus/stachyurus-yunnanensis/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A shrub to about 15 ft high in the wild. Leaves leathery, persisting through the winter, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, up to 5 in. long and 158 in. wide, acuminate to caudate at the apex, cuneate at the base, finely and sharply serrate, glabrous on both sides. Inflorescence 238 to 4 in. long, with about twenty flowers on peduncles up to 38 in. long, with leaves persisting at the base. Flowers yellow, with obovate petals. Style exserted.

A native of southern and western China. It is of recent introduction and nothing is yet known of its value for gardens. Also now probably in cultivation is the closely related S. obovatus (Rehd.) Hand.-Mazz (S. yunnanensis var. obovatus Rehd.) with smaller, obovate or lyre-shaped leaves and very short, few-flowered inflorescences.