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47. Wikstroemia lamatsoensis Hamaya, Acta Horti Gothob. 26: 96. 1963.

金丝桃荛花 jin si tao rao hua

Wikstroemia androsaemifolia Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 60: 135. 1924, not Decaisne (1844); Daphne lamatsoensis (Hamaya) Halda.

Shrubs 0.4-0.8 m tall, densely branched. Branches brownish, stout and strong, 4-angled when young, glabrous; leaf buds white hirsute. Leaves opposite-decussate, closely spaced; petiole absent; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 2-4.5 × 1-2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous and glossy, base rounded or slightly cordate, apex obtuse to acuminate; veins white and raised on both surfaces; lateral veins 5-8 pairs, oblique, much branched. Inflorescences terminal, spicate, rarely branched, erect and strong, 5-8 cm, many flowered; peduncle 1-3 cm; rachis 2-5 cm. Pedicel 0.5-1 mm. Calyx yellow; tube narrow, ca. 13 × 1.5 mm, exterior glabrous or puberulous; lobes 5, oblong, 1.5-2 mm, apex rounded. Stamens 10, lower whorl inserted slightly above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments ca. 0.7 mm; anthers oblong-elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm; upper ones exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, linear, 1-2 mm, membranous, apex truncate or slightly retuse. Ovary obconic, ca. 4 mm, hirsute; style very short; stigma globose. Drupe red, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. autumn.

● Valleys or sunny shrubby slopes in limestone areas; 2600-3200 m. NW Yunnan.


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