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Daphniphyllum himalense (Benth.) Muell.-Arg.


Description from Flora of China

Goughia himalensis Bentham, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 6: 9.1854; Daphniphyllum himalense var. triangulatum T. C. Huang.

Trees or small trees, 5-12 m tall; branchlets stout, white lenticellate, young branches dark brown. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, oblong, or oblong-elliptic, 10-21 × 2.5-7 cm, chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, glaucous and finely papillate abaxially, green and shining adaxially in dried state, base cuneate or obtuse, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 10-14 pairs, prominent abaxially and slightly impressed adaxially. Male flowers: inflorescence 3-5 cm; pedicel 4-8 mm; calyx absent; stamens 8-12; filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Female flowers: inflorescence 4-6 cm; pedicel 7-13 mm; calyx absent; staminodes 5 around ovary; ovary ovoid, glaucous; style branches recurved. Infructescence 7.5-9.5 cm; drupe ellipsoidal, 12-14 × 7-9 mm, ± smooth, glaucous; style branches persistent. Fr. Sep-Nov.

Forests; 1200-2500 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog), NW Yunnan (Gongshan) [Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar, E Nepal].


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