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36. Daphne depauperata H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 92. 1985.

少花瑞香 shao hua rui xiang

Shrubs evergreen, to 1.5 m tall. Branches brownish striate, densely yellowish hirsute. Leaves alternate, usually clustered at apices of branches; petiole 1.5-2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade dark glossy green, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, rarely oblanceolate, 2-5.5 × 0.7-1.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex obtuse; veins 5-8 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, 2-4-flowered; peduncle ca. 3 mm, densely brownish tomentose; bracts absent. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm, densely tomentose. Calyx white; tube cylindric, 8-10 mm, exterior sparsely hirsute; lobes 4, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, apex acuminate. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments very short; anthers oblong-conic, ca. 2.1 mm, upper ones exserted from calyx tube. Disk shallow. Ovary oblong-conic, ca. 2.5 mm, sessile or shortly stipitate, glabrous; style ca. 0.5 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe red, ovoid, ca. 5 mm. Fl. Aug, fr. Feb-Mar.

● Forests; 2000-3200 m. W Yunnan.


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