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43. Wikstroemia linearifolia H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Guihaia. 6: 270. 1986.
[nom. illegit., not W. linearifolia Elmer (1910)]

线叶荛花 xian ye rao hua

Daphne zhouana Halda; Wikstroemia linearifolia H. F. Zhou (1986), not Elmer (1910), nor Daphne linearifolia Hart (1885).

Shrubs 0.6-0.8 m tall, densely branched. Branches turning gray or grayish brown or pale yellow, angular, grayish pubescent, glabrous by second year. Leaves alternate, dense; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade dark green adaxially, paler abaxially, linear, 0.6-1.5 × 0.1-0.15 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base tapering into petiole, margin revolute, apex acute or slightly obtuse; midrib raised abaxially, concave adaxially; lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, fascicled, 3(-5)-flowered; peduncle absent. Pedicel ca. 3 mm, grayish pubescent. Calyx yellow; tube narrowly tubular, ca. 10 mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 5, broadly ovate or oblong-lanceolate, 3-4 × 2-3 mm, conspicuously veined, apex slightly obtuse. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments 1-1.2 mm; anthers linear-oblong; upper ones exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, broadly oblong, apex erose. Ovary clavate, upper part hairy; style short; stigma swollen, globose. Drupe semidry, brownish yellow, ca. 5 mm.

● Rocky slopes; 2800-3300 m. Sichuan (Xinlong).


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