7 responses to “Daphniphyllum macropodum”

  1. Beverley

    Daphniphyllum macropodum – Z6, RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  2. Dorothy Hofs

    Is this Daphniphyllum poisonous? The perfume of our common daphne is wonderful. What are the links?

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    I can’t find anything about it being poisonous, but it may very well be. It’s about as closely related to Daphne as it is to Rhododendron, i.e., not very. The link is a similarity in the shape and appearance of the leaf – daphniphyllum = leaves of daphne.

  4. Wilbur Bluhm

    How do you differentiate between Daphniphyllum macropodum and D. himalenaense ssp. macropodum?

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    From the Daphniphyllum treatment via the Flora of China:

    3a. Staminodes 10; leaf blade not papillate below, lateral veins slender and dense, visible on both surfaces … 1. D. macropodum

    3b. Staminodes 5; leaf blade finely (or minutely) papillate below, lateral veins laxly arcuate, slightly impressed adaxially, prominent abaxially … 2. D. himalense

  6. leslie pierpont

    I have this in my garden under a live oak, dappled shade. It grows slowly. The foliage remains beautiful all year even in our hot humid summers. I have had it several years, but have not noticed any berries.It grows next to a rice paper plant/Edgeworthii chrysantha – nice combination. I am in Jacksonville, FL zone 9a

  7. brian

    this genus requires both male and female plants in order to produce blue berries.

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