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*Loropetalum chinense (R. Brown) Oliver. Loropetalum. Hab: Disturbed urban and suburban areas, spreading at least locally around plantings in suburban and urban areas, both by seed and by root sprouts. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Other Comments: Var. rubrum seems to be merely a form; root sprouts revert from pink to white petal color and coppery to green leaf color.

Synonymy: = K4; = n/a – Fl2, FNA3; > Loropetalum chinense (R.Br.) Oliv. var. rubrum P.C.Yieh – Zhang, Zhang, & Endress (2003)

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image of plant© J.W. Hardin | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷