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30. Daphne leishanensis H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 90. 1985.

雷山瑞香 lei shan rui xiang

Daphne genkwa Siebold & Zuccarini subsp. leishanensis (H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang) Halda.

Shrubs deciduous, to 0.5 m tall. Branches turning dark purple, long, slender. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.2-2.3 mm, grayish sericeous; leaf blade elliptic, rarely elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5-6.5 × 1.2-2.5 cm, membranous, rarely thinly papery, abaxially sparsely grayish sericeous when young, adaxially glabrous, base nearly rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acute or shortly acuminate; veins 6-8 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate, 3-5-flowered; peduncle ca. 2 mm, densely sericeous; bracts absent. Pedicel 1-2 mm, densely sericeous. Calyx reddish; tube cylindric, 6-7 mm, exterior sparsely sericeous; lobes 4, broadly ovate, 2.5-3 × ca. 2 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm, upper ones ca. 3/4 exserted from calyx tube. Disk irregularly serrate-lobed. Ovary ovoid or broadly ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 mm, apex densely pubescent; style short; stigma capitate, papillose. Fruit not seen. Fl. May-Jun.

● Rocky slopes with bushes; 900-1200 m. Guizhou.


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