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40. Daphne yunnanensis H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 96. 1985.

云南瑞香 yun nan rui xiang

Daphne papyracea Wallich ex Steudel subsp. yunnanensis (H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang) H. F. Zhou ex Halda.

Shrubs evergreen. Branches sparsely pubescent when young. Leaves alternate; petiole 4-12 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate, 8-20 × 2-4.2 cm, papery to submembranous, sometimes thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base narrowly cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate, rarely obtuse-acuminate; veins 8-12 pairs, anastomosing near margins. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, capitate; peduncle 1-2 mm; bracts caducous, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 8-10 × 2-3 mm, sericeous, apex acuminate. Pedicel 1-2 mm, densely sericeous. Calyx white; tube cylindric or slightly infundibuliform, 10-14 mm, exterior sparsely pubescent; lobes 4, ovate or oblong-lanceolate, 5-7 mm, glabrous, unequal, the 2 larger lobes acute with a tuft of hairs, the 2 smaller obtuse, glabrous. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted just above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl slightly below throat; filaments short; anthers oblong, ca. 2 mm. Disk 2-lobed, lobes 2-fid. Ovary ellipsoid, ca. 2.2 mm, glabrous; style short, ca. 0.3 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe red.

● Montane forests, among boulders. SW Yunnan.


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