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33. Daphne purpurascens S. C. Huang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 7: 280. 1985.

紫花瑞香 zi hua rui xiang

Daphne longilobata (Lecomte) Turrill subsp. purpuras cens (S. C. Huang) Halda.

Shrubs evergreen, 1.5-2 m tall, erect. Branches densely pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole ca. 2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 4-6.5 × 1-1.7 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, apex acuminate; veins 5-7 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, 5-9-flowered; peduncle ca. 7 mm, densely strigose; bracts absent. Pedicel short, densely strigose. Calyx purplish red; tube cylindric, ca. 4 mm, 8-ribbed, exterior sericeous; lobes 4, ovate-oblong, 4-5 × 2-2.5 mm, obtuse and slightly retuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted below middle of calyx tube, upper whorl just below throat; filaments very short, ca. 0.25 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.3 mm; upper ones ca. 1/2 exserted from calyx tube. Disk annular. Ovary ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, sessile; style short; stigma depressed-globose, papillose. Fruit not seen. Fl. Aug-Oct.

● Shrubby slopes; 2600-3100 m. Xizang.


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