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10. Daphne myrtilloides Nitsche, Beitr. Daphne 29. 1907.

乌饭瑞香 wu fan rui xiang

Farreria pretiosa I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith ex Farrer; Wikstroemia myrtilloides (Nitsche) Domke; W. pretiosa (I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith ex Farrer) Domke.

Shrubs deciduous, 0.1-0.3 m tall. Primary root fusiform, stout. Branches all basal, yellowish green, turning brownish or grayish, slender, densely appressed pubescent. Leaves alternate, clustered apically on branches, appearing whorled; petiole 1-2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate or broadly elliptic, 1-3 × 0.4-1.6 cm, thinly papery or membranous, abaxially sparsely pilose on midrib, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex obtuse; veins 3-5 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, fasciculate, 2-5-flowered; bracts absent. Pedicel absent. Calyx yellow; tube cylindric, 6-7[-?15] mm, slender, exterior sparsely sericeous; lobes 5, oblong, 4-5 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse or rounded. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments short; anthers linear-oblong, 1-1.5 mm. Disk obovate-angular, lateral to ovary. Ovary ca. 2 mm, apex pubescent; style ca. 0.5 mm; stigma globose. Drupe brownish yellow, ovoid, ca. 5 mm. Fl. May.

● Open subalpine forests, stony fields. Gansu, Shaanxi, Shanxi.


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