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9. Daphne holosericea (Diels) Hamaya, Acta Horti Gothob. 26: 85. 1963.

丝毛瑞香 si mao rui xiang

Shrubs evergreen, 0.3-1 m tall. Branches slender, grayish green sericeous. Leaves alternate or opposite to whorled, usually clustered at apices of branches; petiole very short to absent; leaf blade linear or linear-oblanceolate, 0.8-1 × 0.15-0.25 cm, leathery or subleathery, abaxially densely gray sericeous when young, adaxially sericeous or glabrous, base cuneate, margin strongly revolute, apex apiculate; veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, many flowered; bracts absent. Pedicel absent. Calyx exterior white, interior yellow; tube cylindric, 4-5 × ca. 2 mm, exterior gray sericeous; lobes 5, ovate or triangular-ovate, ca. 2 mm, apex acuminate or obtuse. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted just above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl just below throat; filaments short; anthers triangular-oblong, ca. 0.7 mm. Disk obliquely shallowly discoid, lateral to ovary, and irregularly lobed or 1-3-lobed. Ovary narrowly ovoid-conic or ovoid, ca. 2.5 mm, apex sericeous or papillose; style short, ca. 0.5 mm; stigma globose. Drupe dry, conic, enclosed in persistent calyx. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Among shrubs and herbs on slopes in dry valleys; 3000-3600 m. Sichuan, SE Xizang, W Yunnan.

1 Leaf blade adaxially densely grayish sericeous when young; ovary narrowly ovoid-conic, apex sericeous.   9a var. holosericea
+ Leaf blade adaxially glabrous; ovary ovoid, apex papillose.   9b var. thibetensis


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