Spiraea cantoniensis

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Spiraea cantoniensis

Description

Shrub with thin, flexuous, glabrous branches. Leaves oblong, (bi)serrate, 3-7 by 1-3 cm, glabrous, ± glaucous underneath. Stamens in normal flowers 20-24.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa cultivated), Guangdong to Zhejiang present, Southeast China present, near Edie Creek, Morobe Prov., Papua New Guinea
Southeast China (Guangdong to Zhejiang). The species is widely cultivated, often with double flowers. In Malesia cultivated, among others in Java (see also Backer & Bakh.f., l.c., where also two other species of Spiraea are mentioned).
Run wild from cultivation near Edie Creek, Morobe Prov., Papua New Guinea (Hartley 11673, collected in 1963).

Citation

Backer & Bakh.f. 1964 – In: Fl. Java. p 511