倒卵叶瑞香 Daphne grueningiana

  • Scientific Name: Daphne grueningiana H. Winkler
  • Ref: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 12: 443. 1922.
  • Chinese Common Name: 倒卵叶瑞香 dǎoluǎnyè ruìxiāng
  • Family: Thymelaeaceae
  • Genus: Daphne
  • Distribution: Valleys, forests; 300-400 m. Anhui, Zhejiang.
  • Photo: 04/07/2007, Mt.Tianmu, Zhejiang
Shrubs evergreen, 0.3-1 m tall. Branches dichotomous or whorled, grayish white or grayish brown, turning brownish gray, thinly pubescent when young. Leaves alternate, usually clustered at tips of branches; petiole absent; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate or obovate-elliptic, 6-10 × 2-3.5 cm, thinly leathery, base narrowly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex obtuse to rounded, slightly retuse; veins 6-11 pairs, anastomosing near margins. Inflorescences terminal, (6-)8-12(-15)-flowered; peduncle present, hirsute; bracts 5-8, ovate-elliptic, 1-1.2 × 0.25-0.4 cm, glabrous or ciliate at least at apex, apex obtuse, slightly retuse. Pedicel short to almost absent. Calyx white; tube cylindric, 9-14 mm, exterior glabrous; lobes 4, ovate or oblong, 8-11 × 3-4 mm, almost as long as tube, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 8, lower whorl inserted at middle of calyx tube, upper whorl slightly below throat; filaments very short; anthers ca. 1 mm. Disk annular, margin rounded-serrate. Ovary broadly ellipsoid, glabrous; style almost absent; stigma minute, ± flat. Drupe red, ovoid, ca. 5 × 4 mm. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jun-Jul. (Flora of China)

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