8. Daphne modesta Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 541. 1916.
瘦叶瑞香 shou ye rui xiang
Wikstroemia modesta (Rehder) Domke.
Shrubs deciduous, 0.3-0.5(-1.2) m tall. Branches pale yellowish gray, turning grayish, short, rather stout, pubescent when young. Leaves alternate; petiole ca. 1 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; leaf blade bright green adaxially, paler abaxially, linear-oblong or narrowly elliptic, 1.5-3.5 × 0.3-0.7 cm, thickly papery, both surfaces glabrous or sometimes midrib sparsely pubescent abaxially, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex obtuse, sometimes minutely apiculate; veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, rarely also axillary, fasciculate, several flowered; bracts absent. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Calyx golden-yellow; tube (8-)9-11 mm, slender, exterior sparsely pubescent; lobes 5, ovate or ovate-oblong, 3-4 × 2-2.5 mm, sparsely strigose, apex obtuse. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted just above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl just below throat; filaments short; anthers oblong, ca. 2 mm. Disk ± square, lateral to ovary, apex undulate. Ovary obovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 2.5 mm, apex pubescent; style very short; stigma capitate. Drupe greenish yellow, ovoid, ca. 6 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun.
● Open bushy hills, rocky slopes; 2100-2900 m. W Sichuan, Yunnan.