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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Thymelaeaceae | Daphne

45. Daphne feddei H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 326. 1911.

滇瑞香 dian rui xiang

Shrubs evergreen, 0.6-2 m tall. Branches few, angular when young, pale yellowish green, turning purplish brown or bright purple, sparsely tomentose or glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade dark lustrous green adaxially, yellowish abaxially, oblanceolate or oblong-lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate or obovate, (3-)4.5-12 × (0.7-)1.4-3.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex acute or acuminate, rarely obtuse; veins 11-16 pairs, anastomosing near margins. Inflorescences terminal, usually 8-12-flowered; peduncle ca. 3 mm; bracts caducous, lanceolate or oblong, sericeous. Flowers fragrant; pedicel ca. 1 mm, sericeous. Calyx white; tube cylindric, 8-12(-18) × 1.5-2.5 mm, exterior densely pubescent; lobes 4, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 4.5-5.5(-8) × ca. 2.5 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.3 mm; upper ones ca. 1/2 exserted from calyx tube. Disk cup-shaped, very narrow, margin fringed. Ovary ovoid or conic, glabrous; style short, ca. 0.5 mm; stigma capitate, papillose. Drupe orange-red, globose or ovoid, 4.5-8 mm. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. May-Jun.

● Forests, shrubby slopes; 1800-2600 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.

1 Young branches sparsely dark gray tomentose.   45a var. feddei
+ Young branches glabrous.   45b var. taliensis


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