Sarcococca ruscifolia, Stapf. Shrub, to 6 ft.: lvs. ovate to elliptic-ovate, acuminate, rounded or broadly cuneate at the base, dark green and lustrous above, 1 1/4- 2 in. long; petioles 1/6-1/5 in. long: fls. in few, usually 4-fld. racemes: fr. sub-globose, dark scarlet. Oct.-Feb. Cent. and W. China. Var. chinensis, Rehd. & Wilson (S. saligna var. chinensis, Franch.). Lvs. elliptic-ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, cuneate or broadly cuneate at the base, 1 1/2-2 1/2 in. long. W. China.
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