Description from Flora of China
Daphne lichiangensis (W. W. Smith) Halda.
Shrubs 1.5-3 m tall, much branched. Young branches yellowish green, turning grayish black, terete, rugose-striped, densely grayish white tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves alternate; leaf blade dull green adaxially, paler abaxially, oblanceolate or oblong, 1.5-3 × 0.5-1 cm, papery, both surfaces scattered grayish white pubescent, base broadly cuneate, margin slightly recurved, apex rounded or obtuse; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, conspicuous abaxially as are reticulate veins, obscure adaxially. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, 5-15-flowered; peduncle 0.5-1 cm, grayish white pubescent. Calyx yellowish green, exterior sometimes purplish; tube ca. 10 × 1 mm, exterior densely grayish white pubescent; lobes 4, suborbicular, ca. 2 mm, outside pubescent, inside glabrous. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted slightly above middle of calyx tube, upper whorl in throat; anthers oblong-ovoid, ca. 1 mm; upper ones exserted from calyx tube. Disk scale 1, linear-lanceolate, ca. 0.7 mm, apex sometimes 3-lobed. Ovary obovoid, ca. 2 mm, stipitate, densely pilose; style short; stigma capitate, flattened. Drupe narrowly ellipsoid, shortly stipitate, enclosed by persistent calyx. Fl. summer-autumn.
● Forests; 2600-3500 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan.