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37. Wikstroemia subcyclolepidota L. P. Liu & Y. S. Lian, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 34: 440. 1996.

亚环鳞荛花 ya huan lin rao hua

Daphne pampaninii (Rehder) Halda subsp. subcyclolepidota (L. P. Liu & Y. S. Lian) Halda.

Shrubs to 1 m tall. Branches turning brownish purple in second year, terete, slender, densely white strigose; leaf buds subglobose, white pubescent. Leaves subopposite, rarely alternate or opposite; petiole ca. 1 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 1.5-3 × 1.2-2 cm, thinly papery, membranous when dried, both surfaces appressed pubescent, base broadly cuneate to ± rounded, apex acute; lateral veins 3 or 4 per side, slender. Inflorescences terminal and subterminal, fasciculate, forming a thyrse, fascicles 1-6-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.3 mm. Calyx yellowish green; tube 5-7 mm, exterior densely appressed pilose; lobes 4, oblong-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, outside pilose. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl at throat; filaments to 0.2 mm; anthers oblong. Disk scale very broadly ovate in outline, ± amplexicaul, irregularly deeply 7-10-lobed. Ovary narrowly ovoid, ca. 2.5 mm, densely appressed hirsute; style very short. Immature drupe pubescent. Fl. Aug.

● Woods on hillocks; ca. 1600 m. E Gansu (Zhengning).

Wikstroemia subcyclolepidota is known to us only from the protologue. The almost amplexicaul disk scale and relatively slender, thyrselike inflorescence seem extremely distinctive, and Halda’s inclusion of this species within W. pampaninii is therefore not accepted.


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