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4. Daphne gracilis E. Pritzel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 480. 1900.

小娃娃皮 xiao wa wa pi

Wikstroemia domkeana H. L. Li; W. gracilis (E. Pritzel) Domke (1932), not Hemsley (1894).

Shrubs evergreen, 0.3-1(-1.5) m tall. Branches dense, ascending, yellowish brown or purplish, slender, densely grayish yellow tomentose; buds ovoid. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade bright green adaxially, paler abaxially, obovate, obovate-lanceolate, or oblong-lanceolate, 2-8 × 0.6-1.6 cm, thinly leathery or papery, both surfaces ciliate when young, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex obtuse, rarely acute; veins 6-10 pairs, usually raised abaxially and obscure adaxially. Inflorescences terminal, subcapitate or fascicled, 3-8-flowered; peduncle very short, densely yellowish green hirsute; bracts caducous, leaflike, broadly ovate, abaxially densely yellowish green sericeous, adaxially glabrescent, base cuneate, apex obtuse. Calyx yellow, suffused purplish, erect; tube narrowly cylindric, 8-9(-12) × 1.5-2 mm, exterior sericeous; lobes 5, ovate or ovate-oblong, (3-)4-5 × 2-3 mm, rounded, margin usually erose. Stamens 10, both whorls inserted below middle of calyx tube; filaments very short; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Disk with 2 lobes, lateral to ovary. Ovary ovoid, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous; style short; stigma globose. Drupe greenish yellow, conic-ovoid, ca. 5 mm, enclosed in persistent calyx. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Shrubby slopes; 1000-1300 m. Chongqing.


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