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29. Wikstroemia alternifolia Batalin, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 13: 9. 1893.

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Daphne alternifolia (Batalin) Halda; D. alternifolia var. multiflora (Lecomte) Halda; Wikstroemia alternifolia var. multiflora Lecomte.

Shrubs. Branches pale white, terete, pubescent when young. Leaves mostly alternate, rarely some opposite; petiole short, ca. 1.5 mm, puberulous; leaf blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, (1.5-) 3-3.8 × 0.9-1.2(-1.8) cm, thinly papery, both surfaces sparsely pubescent, midrib slightly prominent abaxially, lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences terminal, 1-4(-15)-flowered; peduncle shorter than leaves. Pedicel absent. Calyx yellow, 10-11(-20) mm; tube slender, ca. 2 mm in diam., exterior appressed puberulous; lobes 4, 1/5-1/4 as long as tube, apex rounded and truncate (or acute), slightly premorse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; upper ones slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scales 1(or 2), linear, 1/4-1/2 as long as ovary, apex 5-lobed. Ovary narrowly globose, densely pilose; stigma yellow, capitate. Fruit not seen.

● Open bushy slopes, rocks; below 2500 m. Gansu, N Sichuan.


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