Caryopteris glutinosa Rehd.

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'Caryopteris glutinosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/caryopteris/caryopteris-glutinosa/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
mealy
Covered with coarse flour-like powder. (Cf. farinose.)
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
viscid
Sticky.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Caryopteris glutinosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/caryopteris/caryopteris-glutinosa/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

An erect shrub 3 to 5 ft high; young shoots downy. Leaves 12 to 1 in. long, 18 to 14 in. wide, lanceolate, somewhat fleshy, dark green, glutinous and shining above, mealy white with dark veins beneath; margins entire or occasionally with a few triangular teeth; stalks short. Flowers blue, numerous in dense cymes from the uppermost leaf-axils; corolla 14 in. long, greyish downy outside, with a ring of long white hairs at the mouth of the tube; ovary downy.

Native of China, especially in the Min River Valley in Western Szechwan, where it was first noticed by E. H. Wilson when collecting for Messrs Veitch in 1903. It is most closely akin to C. mongolica, but is a taller shrub with the corolla hairy at the mouth and viscid leaves. It is a handsome plant, blooming in September.

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