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32. Daphne wangiana (Hamaya) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 7: 10. 2000.

少丝瑞香 shao si rui xiang

Daphne holosericea (Diels) Hamaya var. wangiana Hamaya, Acta Horti Gothob. 26: 90. 1963 ["wangeana"].

Shrubs to 0.3 m tall. Branches with very dense leaf scars. Leaves alternate; leaf blade linear or linear-oblanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, glabrous except for midrib abaxially. Inflorescences terminal. Calyx green; tube 3-6 × ca. 1.5 mm, exterior sparsely pubescent; lobes 4, unequal, triangular-ovate, 1.4-3 × 1.5-2 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube; anthers linear-oblong, included within calyx tube. Disk obliquely cupular, irregularly 2- or 3-lobed, margin minutely serrate. Ovary pubescent at apex; style short; stigma globose, tiny. Drupe semidry, yellowish green, obovoid, ca. 5 mm.

● SE Xizang.

The 4-merous flowers of Daphne holosericea var. wangiana, when coupled with other differences in calyx indumentum and anther shape, support Halda’s elevation of this taxon to species rank.


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