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21. Wikstroemia vaccinium (H. Léveillé) Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 15(2): 103. 1934.

平伐荛花 ping fa rao hua

Lonicera vaccinium H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou 64. 1914; Daphne monnula (Hance) Halda var. vaccinium (H. Léveillé) Halda; D. vaccinium (H. Léveillé) Halda.

Shrubs, suckering from base, deciduous, 0.3-0.4 m tall. Bark blackish purple; branches sericeous-strigose, glabrous by second year. Leaves opposite; petiole ca. 1 mm, sericeous-strigose; leaf blade dark green, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 0.5-1 cm, leathery, abaxially strigose, adaxially glabrous, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse; lateral veins ca. 3 per side of midrib. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, becoming shortly spicate, 3-5(-8)-flowered; peduncle ca. 0.5 cm in fruit. Pedicel absent. Calyx pink; tube ca. 4 mm, exterior sericeous-strigose; lobes 4, ovate, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; anthers linear, included within calyx tube. Disk scale 1, linear, ca. 0.7 mm, dentate. Ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm, hairy; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe reddish, ellipsoid, ca. 4 mm, enclosed by persistent calyx.

● Bushy slopes, among rocks; 2400-3000 m. Guizhou.


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