37. Daphne brevituba H. F. Zhou ex C. Y. Chang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 101. 1985.
短管瑞香 duan guan rui xiang
Shrubs evergreen, to 1 m tall. Branches yellowish green, turning brownish or grayish, densely tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves alternate, usually clustered at apices of branches; petiole 1-2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade vivid green adaxially, paler abaxially, oblanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, 2.5-6 × 0.8-1.6 cm, thinly leathery or papery, both surfaces glabrous, base narrowly cuneate, apex obtuse or rounded, usually slightly retuse; veins 7-11 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, usually 3-5-flowered; bracts narrowly lanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, 8-12 × ca. 2.5 mm, pilose, apex rounded. Flowers fragrant; pedicel ca. 1 mm, densely brown tomentose. Calyx white; tube urceolate, 3-5 × ca. 2.5 mm, exterior sparsely tomentose or glabrescent; lobes 4, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 2.5-3.5 mm, apex obtuse or acuminate. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; filaments short; anthers broadly ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 1 mm. Disk annular, poorly developed, very narrow, margin fimbriate. Ovary oblong-conic, glabrous; style very short; stigma capitate. Drupe red, ovoid, ca. 7 × 5 mm. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Apr-May.
● Open forests, bushy slopes, among rocks; ca. 2000 m. C and NW Yunnan (Heqing, Yimen).