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

39. Daphne macrantha Ludlow, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 11: 77. 1956.

大花瑞香 da hua rui xiang

Shrubs evergreen, to 0.3 m tall, creeping. Branches angular, with semilunate leaf scars, purplish red or brown, glabrous. Leaves alternate, usually clustered at apices of branches; petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade narrowly obovate, 3-5.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate and decurrent to petiole, margin revolute, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, 5-10-flowered; peduncle almost absent; bracts caducous, oblong or oblong-ovate, 10-15 × 5-7 mm. Flowers fragrant; pedicel 1-2 mm, pilose. Calyx white, with yellowish throat; tube cylindric, 12-17 mm, exterior pubescent; lobes 4, ovate or broadly ovate, 12-13 × 7-10 mm, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse. Stamens 8, inserted above middle of calyx tube; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 2 mm. Disk cup-shaped, 0.6-1 mm, entire. Ovary ca. 4.5 mm, shortly stipitate, glabrous; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe red, ovoid, ca. 8 mm. Fl. Jun.

● Among rocks on north-facing open hillsides; 4200-4300 m. NE Xizang.


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