Daphne mucronata

Daphne mucronata Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 322 1836. (Syn: Daphne acuminata Boiss. & Hohen. ex Stocks (ambiguous synonym); Daphne angustifolia (Rafin.) C. Koch; Daphne angustifolia var. afghanica (Meissn.) Keissl.; Nemoctis angustifolia Rafin.);

Turkey (E-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia), Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq), Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (Asir), Afghanistan (Kabul, Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman, Logar, Paktia / Khost, Parwan), Pakistan (Baluchistan, Waziristan, Kurram, Chitral, Hazara, Swat, N.W.Frontier Prov., Malakand), Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Baltistan, Gilgit), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Azerbaijan (Nachichevan) as per Catalogue of Life;
 
A shrub of dry open slopes, 1-2 mm tall, young branches tomentose; leaves alternate, thick, elliptic oblong to lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, apex mucronate; flowers creamish white in few flowered clusters, subsessile; calyx tubular, lobes 4, 3.5-4.5 mm long, creamish white, spreading; petals absent; stamens 8, in two whorls; ovary ovoid, pubescent; stigma capitate; fruit a globose berry, 8-10 mm in diam, pubescent, orange when ripe.   

Common name: Kashmir Daphne
 

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Flora from Srinagar 17072013 CS2
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This woody shrub was found adjacent to the Hotel we were staying. I do not know if the white ones are buds
It is Daphne mucronata
Yes Daphne mucronata
Thank you for the ID. Sad I missed the flowers


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Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight: Thymelaeaceae- Daphne mucronata from Kashmir-GSSEP04 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).
Daphne mucronata Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mount. 232. t.81.f.2. 1836.
Syn: D. oleoides auct. (non Schreb.)
A shrub of dry open slopes, 1-2 mm tall, young branches tomentose; leaves alternate, thick, elliptic oblong to lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, apex mucronate; flowers creamish white in few flowered clusters, subsessile; calyx tubular, lobes 4, 3.5-4.5 mm long, creamish white, spreading; petals absent; stamens 8, in two whorls; ovary ovoid, pubescent; stigma capitate; fruit a globose berry, 8-10 mm in diam, pubescent, orange when ripe.
Photographed from hills around Srinagar, Kashmir.
look at the flowers, so pretty
no wonder they are popular houseplants, though not exactly this variety... but many daphne s ...
was this plant fragrant, ...?

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Daphne mucronata : Oman : 21MAY19 : AK-15 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)   
You were recently reviewing Daphne Species.
Adding Daphne mucronata from Jebel Akhdar situated in the Al Hajar Mountain range in Oman.
Elevation above 10,000 feet.
http://www.birdsoman.com/Flowers/30-Thymelaelales/Daphnemucronata/Daphnemucronata.htm  
  
 
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