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Wikstroemia chamaedaphne

Description from Flora of China

Passerina chamaedaphne Bunge, Enum. Pl. China Bor. 58. 1833 ["1831"]; Daphne chamaedaphne (Bunge) Halda; Diplomorpha chamaedaphne (Bunge) C. A. Meyer.

Shrubs to 1(-1.5) m tall, much branched. Branches green, becoming brown, nearly 4-angled, slender, ± tomentose, soon glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole very short to almost absent; leaf blade pale green adaxially, glaucous abaxially, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2-6 × 0.2-1 cm, thinly leathery, rugulose when dried, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, apex acute; lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, spicate, often paniculate, axes lengthening in fruit, densely gray pubescent. Pedicel persistent, very short, articulate. Calyx greenish yellow or creamy-yellow, 8-10 mm; tube 5-8 mm, exterior gray sericeous-pubescent; lobes 4, in two pairs: one large, other one small, ovate to oblong, 1-2 mm, apex rounded. Stamens 8, inserted above middle of calyx tube; filaments short to absent; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm. Disk scales 2(or 3), linear or oblong, ca. 0.8 mm, connate at base, apex obtuse. Ovary clavate, stipitate, apex minutely pubescent; style short; stigma globose, flattened. Drupe dry, brownish, ovoid, ca. 6 mm, enclosed by persistent calyx. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep.

● Open mixed forests, bushy slopes, among boulders, roadsides; 500-1900(-2400) m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan.


 

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