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33. Wikstroemia capitatoracemosa S. C. Huang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 7: 287. 1985.

短总序荛花 duan zong xu rao hua

Daphne canescens Wikström subsp. capitatoracemosa (S. C. Huang) Halda.

Shrubs 0.5-2 m tall, much branched. Primary branches grayish brown or dark brown in second year, densely grayish white pubescent, glabrescent; leaf buds subglobose, white pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-3.5 × 0.5-1.5 cm, stiffly papery, both surfaces appressed grayish white sericeous-pubescent, glabrescent, base broadly cuneate or rounded, apex acute; lateral veins 4-7 pairs, conspicuous, raised abaxially, reticulate veins conspicuous and dense. Inflorescences terminal or subterminal, densely racemose, 5-10-flowered; peduncle 0.6-1.2 cm. Pedicel articulate at apex. Calyx yellow, 8-9 mm, exterior grayish white pubescent; lobes 4, oblong, 1-1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted slightly above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl at throat. Disk scale 1, linear-lanceolate, square, or oblong, apex irregularly dentate. Ovary ellipsoid, 1.5-2 mm, sessile, sericeous-pubescent; style short, hidden by hairs; stigma globose. Drupe dry. Fl. autumn.

● Dry hot valleys, shrubby slopes; 2200-4000 m. N and SW Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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