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Camellia chekiang-oleosa Hu

Habit: shrub, tree

Elevation (m): 600-1300 m

Distribution: China: Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang

Young Branch: glabrous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery, thickly leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, with papilla

Leaf length (cm): 7-13 cm

Leaf width (cm): 3-6 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate, lower part entire

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-8

Petiole length (mm): 10-15 mm

Petiole: glabrous

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: subterminal, terminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 9-11

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: orbicular, semiorbicular, suborbicular

Bractlet hairiness: sericeous outside

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 9-11

Sepal shape: orbicular, suborbicular, semiorbicular

Sepal hairiness: sericeous outside

Petal number: 6-8

Petal color: red

Petal shape: broadly obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Stamen length (mm): 25-30 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

Filaments: lower half of outer filaments connate, not forming a tube

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary shape: ovate

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal, stamens longer than styles

Style length (mm): 25 mm

Style: 3-cleft, 4-cleft, 5-cleft

Fruit shape: orbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 4-7.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 3 or more

Seed color: brown

Seed hairiness: glabrous


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