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46. Daphne longituba C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 97. 1985.

长管瑞香 chang guan rui xiang

Daphne papyracea Wallich ex Steudel var. longituba (C. Y. Chang) Halda.

Shrubs evergreen, to 1 m tall. Branches purplish red or brown, tomentose. Leaves alternate; petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic, ovate, or obovate, 3.5-9.5 × 2-4.5 cm, papery or thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, apex obtuse or acute, sometimes retuse; veins 8-10 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, usually 3-8-flowered; peduncle 3-6 mm; bracts caducous, narrowly ovate-elliptic or narrowly elliptic, pubescent at apex, ciliate. Flowers fragrant; pedicel 2-3 mm, densely sericeous. Calyx white; tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, 10-14 mm, exterior sericeous; lobes 4, ovate, 3-4(-7) × ca. 2.5 mm, abaxially very sparsely sericeous, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl slightly below throat; filaments very short; anthers oblong, ca. 3 mm. Disk cup-shaped, margin erose. Ovary ovoid or oblong-cylindric, 1.5-3 mm, glabrous; style ca. 1 mm; stigma capitate. Fruit not seen. Fl. Oct-Nov(-Jan).

● Forests, valleys; 1000-1200 m. NE Guangxi.


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