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35. Daphne longilobata (Lecomte) Turrill, Bot. Mag. 172: t. 344. 1959.

长瓣瑞香 chang ban rui xiang

Daphne altaica Pallas var. longilobata Lecomte, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 3: 217. 1916.

Shrubs evergreen, to 1.5 m tall, erect. Branches pale green, sometimes turning purplish brown, slender, pubescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5-2(-3) mm, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, 1.5-4.5(-9) × 0.6-1.1(-2) cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous except sometimes for apical tuft of hairs when young, base narrowly cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, apex obtuse or obtuse-rounded, rarely apiculate or retuse; veins 6-9 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, 3-5(or 6)-flowered; peduncle 0.8-1 cm, pubescent; bracts absent. Pedicel 1(-3) mm, pubescent. Calyx pale green, with white or very pale cream lobes; tube cylindric, 8-10(-14) mm, exterior pubescent; lobes 4, unequal, lanceolate, 5-7 × 2-2.5(-3.5) mm, abaxially glabrescent, apex long acuminate. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted below middle of calyx tube, upper whorl between throat and middle of tube; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, pollen orange. Disk annular, margin shallowly undulate. Ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm, glabrous; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe scarlet-red, ovoid-globose, 8-12 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Dec.

● Forests, shrubby slopes, among rocks; 1600-3500 m. SW Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan.

Daphne longilobata is widely grown and is sometimes used as a stock for grafting.


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