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  Hydrangea macrophylla
 
  Family: HYDRANGEACEAE
  Citation:  Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser. in DC., Prodr. 4: 15. 1830
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  Description: Stout, dense, undershrub with rounded crown. Leaves decussate, elliptic to broadly-ovate, to 20 x 10 cm, coriaceous, base cuneate, margin coarsely serrate, apex acuminate, strongly ribbed, glabrous except on veins below; petiole to 2.5 cm; stipule 0. Inflorescence of compact, hemispherical, terminal cymose clusters to 15 cm wide; sterile flowers peripheral to the inflorescence, with prominent calyx-lobes to 3.5 cm wide; fertile ones smaller, interior. Calyx-tube adnate to ovary; lobes 4 or 5, petaloid. Petals 4 or 5, obovate, 5 mm wide, valvate. Stamens 10, free. Ovary half-inferior, 2-5-celled; ovules numerous, on axile placentae; styles 2-5, stout. Capsule to 6 mm wide, 2-5-celled; seeds numerous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-March
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Japan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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