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Daphne arisanensis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, 2-3 m tall. Branches laxly spreading, grayish, slender, tomentose when young. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade lanceolate or elliptic, 4.5-7 × 0.5-1.3(-2) cm, (membranous or) papery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex acuminate to obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, rarely also axillary, 2-7-flowered; bracts caducous, lanceolate, ca. 5 mm, margin long ciliate. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, articulate, sparsely puberulous below articulation. Calyx yellow, rarely creamy-white; tube campanulate, 4-6 mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 4, ovate-triangular, 1.5-2.5 × 1-2 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted just above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl slightly below throat; filaments ca. 0.3 mm; anthers linear, ca. 1 mm. Disk annular, margin crenulate. Ovary oblong-ovoid, ca. 2 mm, glabrous; style short to almost absent; stigma capitate. Drupe (yellow or) red, ovoid, ca. 7 × 4 mm, apiculate.

● Forests. Taiwan.


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