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49. Daphne xichouensis H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 99. 1985.

西畴瑞香 xi chou rui xiang

Daphne papyracea Wallich ex Steudel var. xichouensis (H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang) Halda.

Shrubs evergreen, to 1 m tall. Branches sparsely tomentose. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to lanceolate, 4.5-11 × 1.5-2.8 cm, thinly leathery or papery, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex obtuse, rarely acuminate; veins 7 or 8 pairs. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, usually 4-8-flowered; bracts caducous, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 5-7 mm, apex acuminate, ciliate. Pedicel 1-1.4 mm, densely sericeous. Calyx reddish white; tube cylindric, broader in throat, ca. 7 mm, exterior sparsely tomentose; lobes 4, broadly ovate, 3-4 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted slightly above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments short; anthers oblong, ca. 1.6 mm. Disk shallow, margin slightly undulate. Ovary ovoid, glabrous; style short; stigma papillose. Drupe globose, ca. 6 mm. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Apr.

● Moist shrubby slopes; 1500-1800 m. SE Yunnan.


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