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7. Wikstroemia linoides Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 398. 1894.

亚麻荛花 ya ma rao hua

Daphne linoides (Hemsley) Halda.

Herbs biennial or perennial, 0.6-1 m tall. Branches very slender, glabrous. Leaves opposite or alternate; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade bright- or olive-green adaxially, paler or glaucous abaxially, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate-oblong, 1.2-3 × 0.3-0.8 cm, membranous, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, apex obtuse or slightly acute; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, conspicuous, slender, obliquely spreading from midrib. Inflorescences terminal, subcapitate-spicate, (1-)6-12-flowered; peduncle 2-5 cm, slender. Pedicel absent. Calyx yellow; tube narrow, 7-12 × 0.9-1.2 mm, exterior puberulous; lobes 4, oblong, 2-4 mm, apex rounded. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat, upper anthers slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, linear, ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary stipitate, hirsute; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe yellow, obovoid, ca. 4 mm, apiculate.

● Dry open forests, shrubby slopes; 700-1600 m. Hubei, Shanxi, Sichuan.


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