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An evergreen shrub up to 10 ft high; young shoots purplish, minutely downy. Leaves leathery, broadly ovate or oval, or almost round, finely pointed, broadly wedge-shaped or almost rounded at the base, 1⁄2 to 11⁄4 in. long, 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 in. wide; dark green and quite glabrous; stalk 1⁄12 in. long, purplish. Flowers small, produced in a terminal panicle 1 to 2 in. long, lax and slightly downy.
Native of Formosa; discovered by Henry in 1894, but first described from a specimen collected by Price in 1912 and subsequently introduced by Wilson. The leaves in texture resemble those of L. japonicum, but they are of course much smaller. Rehder compared it also with the Chinese L. henryi, which differs in its thinner leaves rounded at the base, its denser inflorescence, and its more conspicuously downy young twigs. L. pricei is probably not very hardy.