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6. Wikstroemia longipaniculata S. C. Huang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 7: 283. 1985.

长锥序荛花 chang zhui xu rao hua

Daphne micrantha (Hemsley) Halda subsp. longipaniculata (S. C. Huang) Halda.

Shrubs to 2 m tall. Branches black, stout, glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 4-9 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 3-8 × 1-2.8 cm, stiffly papery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate, rarely obtuse or retuse; veins reticulate, dense and conspicuous, raised on both surfaces, anastomosing along margins. Inflorescences terminal, paniculate, much branched, 5-7 cm, many flowered; bracts lanceolate, white pubescent, with small, white tomentose bud in axil. Calyx greenish, ca. 3.5 mm; exterior glabrous; lobes 4, 2 large and 2 small, apex obtuse and rounded. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl at throat; anthers ovoid. Disk scales 2, linear, one longer than other one. Ovary oblong, white hirsute, more densely so at apex; style short, hidden by hairs; stigma globose. Fruit not seen. Fl. autumn.

● Rocks and hill tops in mixed forests; ca. 500 m. SW Guangxi (Longzhou).


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