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34. Daphne altaica Pallas, Fl. Ross. 1: 53. 1784.

阿尔泰瑞香 a er tai rui xiang

Daphne altaica subsp. fasciculiflora (T. Z. Hsu) Halda; D. fasciculiflora T. Z. Hsu.

Shrubs deciduous, 0.4-0.8 m tall, erect. Bark brown, turning dark gray; branches elongated, pubescent at first, becoming glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole absent to almost absent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5-6 × 0.7-1.5 cm, membranous, abaxially glaucescent, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, apex obtuse or acute, shortly apiculate; veins 5-7 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, 3-7-flowered; bracts absent. Pedicel absent or almost absent. Calyx white; tube cylindric, 10-12 mm, slender, exterior sparsely pubescent; lobes 4, narrowly ovate or broadly elliptic, 6-8 × 4-5 mm, apex obtuse, apiculate. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at ca. middle of calyx tube; upper whorl in throat, upper ones ca. 1/2 exserted from calyx tube. Disk small. Ovary ovoid, glabrous; style very short; stigma capitate. Drupe purplish black, ovoid, 5-7 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Sep.

Valleys, mountains, shrubby slopes; ca. 1000 m. Xinjiang [NW Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].


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