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Wikstroemia ligustrina

Description from Flora of China

Daphne ligustrina (Rehder) Halda.

Shrubs erect, 0.5-1.5 m tall, broomlike. Young branches turning brownish, terete, slender, grayish white sericeous-strigose, glabrescent; leaf buds subglobose, white pubescent. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite; petiole short, 1-1.5 mm, pubescent; leaf blade dull green adaxially, paler abaxially, elliptic or narrowly oblong to oblanceolate-oblong, 1-4 × 0.3-1.5 cm, papery, both surfaces grayish white pubescent, glabrescent, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, apex obtuse or slightly acute; midrib slightly raised abaxially, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, conspicuous abaxially as are reticulate veins, obscure adaxially. Inflorescences terminal, capitate or shortly spicate, 1- to few or many flowered; peduncle 0.1-0.5 cm, appressed sericeous. Pedicel very short or absent. Calyx yellow; tube 6-11 mm, exterior appressed sericeous; lobes 4, ovate, ca. 2.5 mm, apex obtuse, slightly erose. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl at throat; filaments very short; anthers oblong, 1-1.3 mm, included within calyx tube. Disk scale 1, ± square, apex irregularly dentate. Ovary narrowly ellipsoid, ca. 3.5 mm, densely appressed pubescent; style very short; stigma capitate. Drupe orange-red, ovoid, ca. 7 mm. Fl. autumn. 2n = 20*.

● Forest margins, shrubby slopes; 1900-2700(-3500) m. Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


 

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