- Scientific Name: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindley
- Ref: J. Hort. Soc. London. 1: 148. 1846.
- Synonyms: Daphne papyracia Koehne; D. papyrifera Siebold; Edgeworthia papyrifera Siebold & Zucc.; E. tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai
- English Common Name: oriental paperbush
- Chinese Common Name: 结香 jiéxiāng
- Japanese Common Name: ミツマタ [三椏/三叉] mitsumata
- Family: Thymelaeaceae
- Genus: Edgeworthia
- Distribution: Forests, shrubby slopes, also cultivated. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang [cultivated and naturalized in Japan].
Shrubs to 0.7-1.5 m tall, deciduous, branching usually trichotomous. Branchlets brown, strong, stout, usually pubescent when young. Leaves falling before anthesis; leaf blade oblong, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 8-20 × 2.5-5.5 cm, both surfaces whitish gray sericeous, more densely so abaxially, base gradually narrowed, cuneate, apex apiculate; lateral veins 10-13 pairs, slender, curved, pubescent. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, capitate, 30-50-flowered; peduncle 1-2 cm, grayish white hirsute; bracts ca. 10, pilose. Flowers fragrant. Calyx yellow inside, 13-20 × 4-5 mm; tube exterior densely white sericeous; lobes 4, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.5 × 3 mm. Anthers subovoid, ca. 2 mm. Disk shallowly cup-shaped, margin irregular. Ovary ovoid, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex sericeous; style glabrous, ca. 2 mm; stigma globose, ca. 3 mm. Drupe ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 3.5 mm, apex pubescent. Fl. late winter and early spring, fr. spring-summer. 2n = 36*. (Flora of China)