Viburnum rhytidophyllum Hemsl., Caprifoliaceae

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Common name: N/A

Voucher: Kostadinov 092, (URV)

Brief description: A stout, upright shrub to 3 m with persistent leaves; the branchlets densely stellate-tomentose. Leaves are ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, simple, opposite, entire, pinnately veined, the upper surface dark green, glabrous, lustrous and deeply wrinkled, the lower surface reticulate and covered with thick gray-yellowish stellate tomentum, margins entire to slightly denticulate. Flowers are perfect, yellowish-white, in stellate-tomentose, peduncled cymes. Fruits are an ovoid, red changing to black, 1-stoned drupe. 

Campus data: Very rarely cultivated on campus. One shrub encountered.