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12. Wikstroemia salicina (H. Léveillé) H. Léveillé & Blin in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 535. 1916.

柳状荛花 liu zhuang rao hua

Daphne salicina H. Léveillé, Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 25: 42. 1915.

Shrubs to 1.5 m tall. Branches purplish, turning brownish purple, pubescent. Leaves opposite; petiole ± absent; leaf blade oblong-obovate to lanceolate, 1.5-3 × 0.3-0.8 cm, both surfaces densely pubescent, base attenuate, margin revolute, apex acute. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, racemose, 5-15-flowered; usually pedunculate, sometimes pendulous. Calyx tube cylindric, 12-15 mm, exterior pubescent; lobes 4, obovate, 4-5 mm, margin undulate, apex acute. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted slightly above middle, upper whorl in throat; anthers ca. 0.8 mm; upper ones partly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, oblong, ca. 3 mm, apex crenulate. Ovary ovoid, ca. 4 mm, glandular pubescent; style short; stigma globose, ca. 1 mm wide. Fruit not seen.

● Open bush lands on rocky slopes. Yunnan.

Also see ZHANG Yong-Hong, David E. Boufford & SUN Hang. 2007. Taxonomic note on Wikstroemia salicina (Thymelaeaceae. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 45: 413-414.


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