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3. Wikstroemia chui Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 9: 41. 1930.

窄叶荛花 zhai ye rao hua

Daphne chui (Merrill) Halda.

Shrubs to 1(-2) m tall. Young branches at first 4-angular, later terete, turning purplish, finely striped, densely yellow pubescent. Leaves opposite; petiole short, 1-1.8 mm; leaf blade glossy olive-green adaxially, yellowish brown when dried, green abaxially, lanceolate, 2.5-5 × 0.5-1.1 cm, thickly papery to thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex acute or obtuse; lateral veins 9-15 pairs, more conspicuous abaxially, slender. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, elongating after flowering, often 4-7(-9)-flowered; peduncle 0.2-0.5 cm, slender, pubescent. Pedicel short. Calyx yellowish; tube 4-10 × 1-1.3 mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 4, ovate or elliptic, ca. 3 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl at throat; filaments very short; anthers oblong, ca. 1.2 mm; upper ones almost exserted from calyx tube. Disk scales 1 or 2, linear. Ovary obovoid to cylindric-ellipsoid, glabrous; style very short; stigma globose. Drupe red when ripe, ellipsoid, 6-8 mm, laterally compressed. Fl. Aug.

● Shaded moist places, by streams, valleys, forests, on rocks. Hainan.


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