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50. Daphne emeiensis C. Y. Chang, Guihaia. 6: 267. 1985.

峨眉瑞香 e mei rui xiang

Daphne bholua Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don subsp. emeiensis (C. Y. Chang) Halda.

Shrubs evergreen, 0.5-1 m tall. Branches hispid. Leaves alternate, usually clustered at apices of branches; petiole 3-7 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or sublanceolate, 4-8 × 1.1-2.5 cm, leathery or thinly so, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse; veins 6-9 pairs. Inflorescences terminal and axillary; peduncle very short to absent; bracts oblong, ca. 6 × 2-3 mm, ciliate. Pedicel ca. 2.5 mm, densely hispid-pilose. Calyx red; tube cylindric, ca. 9 mm, exterior densely hispid; lobes 4, ovate-elliptic, ca. 5 mm, glabrous or sparsely hispid abaxially, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted ca. 5 mm below throat, upper whorl ca. 1.5 mm below throat; filaments ca. 0.8 mm; anthers linear-oblong, ca. 2.1 mm. Disk annular, margin undulate-serrate. Ovary ellipsoid, ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous; style ca. 0.35 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe globose, ca. 4 mm. Fl. Nov-Feb, fr. Apr-May.

● Forests, forest margins; 800-1100 m. Sichuan (Emei Shan, Pingshan).


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