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2. Daphne rosmarinifolia Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 549. Ma. 1916.

华瑞香 hua rui xiang

Daphne clivicola Handel-Mazzetti; Stellera chinensis Lecomte; S. diffusa Lecomte (Jun 1916); Wikstroemia clivicola (Handel-Mazzetti) Domke; W. diffusa (Lecomte) Domke; W. lecomteana Domke; W. rosmarinifolia (Rehder) Domke (1932), not H. Winkler (1922).

Shrubs, often procumbent, evergreen, 0.3-1 m tall, densely branched. Branches yellowish green, turning brownish, angular, densely gray- or yellowish strigose. Leaves alternate; petiole ca. 1 mm, glabrous; leaf blade linear-oblong to obovate-lanceolate, 1-2 × 0.2-0.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous or pilose when young, base cuneate, margin revolute, ciliate, apex rounded or truncate, usually aristate; veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, fasciculate, 2-8-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts caducous, linear-oblong or spatulate-oblong, 4-6 mm. Pedicel absent. Calyx yellow; tube cylindric, ± curved, 8-10(-12) mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 5, ovate or ovate-oblong, 3-5 mm, apex obtuse or rounded. Stamens 10, both whorls inserted below middle of calyx tube; filaments short; anthers oblong, 1.3-1.7 mm. Disk annular, irregularly lateral to ovary. Ovary ovoid, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous; style short, ca. 0.5 mm; stigma subcapitate. Drupe brownish yellow, ovoid, 5-6 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul.

Shrubby slopes; 2500-3800 m. SW Gansu, SE Qinghai, NW and W Sichuan, Yunnan [Myanmar].


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