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Daphne longilobata (Daphne longilobata)


“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: bark, berries, leaves Daphne longilobata is a shrub, of the family Thymelaeaceae. It is native to China, specifically southwestern Sichuan, eastern Xizang, and northwestern Yunnan. The shrub is evergreen, and grows to 1.5 meters tall. Its slender branches are pale green. It is often found in forests, shrubby slopes, and among rocks at around 1600–3500 meters in altitude. Subspecies Two subspecies are recognized: Daphne longilobata subsp. lobata Daphne longilobata subsp. purpurascens (S.C.Huang) Halda, syn. Daphne purpurascens The Flora of China accepts D. purpurascens as a separate species, distinguishing it by a shorter purplish-red calyx rather than a longer pale green, cream or white calyx.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Daphne