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8. Wikstroemia angustifolia Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 396. 1891.

岩杉树 yan shan shu

Daphne hemsleyi Halda.

Shrubs, erect and broomlike, 0.3-1 m tall. Branches slender, angular, pubescent, soon glabrous. Leaves opposite or subopposite, very closely spaced; petiole short, distinct from leaf base; leaf blade dark green adaxially, paler abaxially, linear-oblanceolate or oblong-spatulate, 0.8-2.6 × (0.1-)0.2-0.4 cm, leathery or papery, both surfaces glabrous, base slightly obtuse, margin revolute, apex obtuse-rounded, often finely apiculate; lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, capitate-racemose, 3(-5)-flowered; peduncle ± absent, sparsely puberulous. Pedicel to 3 mm, sparsely puberulous. Calyx whitish yellow, sometimes flushed pink or red, rather fleshy; tube cylindric, 9-12 mm, 8-ribbed, exterior glabrous; lobes 4, oblong-ovate, 3-4 mm, net-veined. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube; anthers ca. 0.6 mm; upper ones slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scales 1(or 2), linear, apex 3-lobed. Ovary obovoid, ca. 3.5 mm, stipitate, apex pilose; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe red, oblong-ovoid, ca. 8 mm. Fl. late summer-early autumn.

● Forest margins, open bushlands, among rocks; 100-200 m. W Hubei, S Shanxi, E Sichuan.


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