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45. Wikstroemia huidongensis C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 6(4): 145. 1986.

会东荛花 hui dong rao hua

Daphne huidongensis (C. Y. Chang) Halda.

Shrubs evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches yellowish green, turning purple-brown when older, terete, slender, glabrous, leaf scars closely spaced, prominent, suborbicular; leaf buds small, white pubescent when young. Leaves opposite; petiole ca. 1 mm, glabrous or glabrescent; leaf blade deep green adaxially, paler abaxially, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, 2-3 × 1-2 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin revolute, apex rounded, rarely rounded-obtuse, often apiculate; lateral veins 6-12 pairs, conspicuous adaxially. Inflorescences terminal, spicate, 3-7-flowered; peduncle 0.7-1 cm, glabrous. Pedicel 0.5-1 mm. Calyx yellow; tube narrowly tubular, 8-10 × ca. 1 mm, base slightly inflated, exterior glabrous; lobes 5, oblong, ca. 2 mm, margin slightly erose, apex rounded or truncate. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments very short; anthers yellow, narrowly oblong, ca. 1.8 mm; upper ones slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, linear, ca. 1.8 mm, apex deeply 2-lobed. Ovary subterete, ca. 2 mm, sessile or obscurely stipitate, glabrous, or rarely apex sparsely pubescent; style short to almost absent; stigma globose. Drupe purplish brown, ovoid, ca. 8 mm.

● Bushy slopes, rocks; 2000(-3000) m. Sichuan (Huidong), ?Yunnan.


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