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Daphne tangutica (Daphne tangutica)


Daphne tangutica, syn. Daphne retusa, is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Tibet, China, and possibly Taiwan. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall and wide, with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant white and pink flowers in spring. The flowers are often followed by red berries. The Latin specific epithet tangutica derives from an historical tribe of what is now north western China, but has been a synonym for Tibet, part of the plant's native range. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit as has D. tangutica Retusa Group

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Daphne