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Pakistan | Family List | Thymelaeaceae | Daphne

Daphne papyracea Wall. ex Steud., Nom. Bot. ed. 2. 483. 1841. Burtt in Kew Bull. 1936: 439. 1936.

  • Daphne cannabina auct. non Lour.: Wall.
  • Daphne odora auct.

    Evergreen shrubs upto 2 m tall. Stem glabrous, younger shoots tomen┬Čtose. Leaves scattered, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 6-14 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, glaucescent, coriaceous, subsessile. Flowers white, sessile, in terminal clusters of 4-9. Involucral bracts 5-7, ovate, c. 1.4 mm long, imbricate. Calyx tube c. 1 cm long, tubular, pubescent, 4-lobed; lobes c. 4 mm long, ovate, spreading. Stamens 8, 2-seriate, included, subsessile. Ovary ovoid to ellipsoid, 3.5 mm long, glabrous; style obscure, stigma capitate. Fruit c. 1 cm long, ovoid, dark red, succulent.

    Fl. Per. March-April.

    Type: E. Kumaon, R. Blinkworth, Wallich 1045/2 (K-W).

    Distribution: W. Himalayas, Western Nepal, N. Uttar Pradesh, Simla, W. Pakistan.

    A shrub with white flowers; found in forest undergrowth from 1700-3300 m. In Nepal and Kumaon paper is made of the inner fibrous bark.


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