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Wikstroemia micrantha

Description from Flora of China

Daphne brevipaniculata (Rehder) Halda; D. micrantha (Hemsley) Halda; D. micrantha subsp. paniculata (H. L. Li) Halda; Wikstroemia brevipaniculata Rehder; W. ericifolia Domke; W. micrantha var. paniculata (H. L. Li) S. C. Huang; W. paniculata H. L. Li.

Shrubs, little branched, 0.5-1(-3) m tall. Branches green, gradually becoming brown, terete, slender, glabrous. Leaves opposite to subopposite, rarely alternate; petiole 1-2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade dull green adaxially, paler abaxially, oblong, elliptic-oblong, or narrowly oblong, rarely oblanceolate-oblong or spatulate, 0.5-4 × 0.3-1.7 cm, stiffly papery, both surfaces glabrous, base often rounded, margin revolute, apex obtuse or apiculate; lateral veins 6-11 pairs, abaxially conspicuous, spreading to margins and anastomosing there. Inflorescences terminal, racemose, solitary or grouped into a small panicle, 0.5-4 cm, 4-15-flowered, glabrous or hairy. Calyx yellow, rarely white; tube narrow, 4-6 mm, exterior sparsely puberulous; lobes 4, broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm. Stamens 8, upper whorl in throat; anthers oblong-elliptic, ca. 0.5 mm; upper ones slightly exserted from calyx tube. Disk scales 1(-3), free, linear to suboblong, ca. 0.3 mm, apex irregularly lobed. Ovary obovoid, shortly stipitate, pubescent or glabrous; style short; stigma capitate. Drupe black-purple, ovoid. Fl. and fr. autumn and winter.

● Valleys, shrubby slopes, by roads or rivers; 200-1000 m. Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


 

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