6. Daphne pedunculata H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 89. 1985.
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Daphne esquirolii H. Léveillé subsp. pedunculata (H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang) Halda.
Shrubs evergreen, to 0.7 m tall. Branches tomentose. Leaves alternate; petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade lanceolate or oblanceolate, 5-9.5 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, abaxially sericeous when young, base narrowly cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, apex acute, rarely obtuse, usually apiculate; veins 11-14 pairs, obliquely ascending, anastomosing at margins. Inflorescences terminal, many flowered; peduncle yellowish green, ca. 10 mm, sericeous; bracts absent. Pedicel 0.5-1 mm. Calyx yellow; tube narrowly cylindric, 5-7 mm, exterior sparsely sericeous; lobes 5, oblong, 2.5-3 × 1.5-2 mm, apex obtuse-rounded. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted just above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers linear-oblong, ca. 1.2 mm; upper ones slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk ± square, lateral to ovary, ca. 0.6 mm, 2-lobed. Ovary ca. 3.5 mm (including stipe ca. 2 mm), stipitate, densely pilose; style short; stigma globose, papillose. Fruit not seen. Fl. Nov-Dec.
● Dry valleys, sandy shrubby slopes; ca. 400 m. SE Yunnan.