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Camellia hongkongensis Seem.

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 2-10 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong, Hong Kong

Young Branch: glabrous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous

Leaf length (cm): 6-12.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2-4 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong, oblong-lanceolate

Leaf margin: entire, serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute

Leaf base: cuneate, obtuse

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-10

Petiole length (mm): 7-13 mm

Petiole: sulcate

Flower: solitary

Flower position: subterminal

Flower diameter (cm): 5-6 cm

Bract: absent

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 9-11

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet position: close to the sepals

Bractlet shape: orbicular, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 3-20 mm

Bractlet hairiness: pubescent on both sides

Sepal number: 9-11

Sepal shape: orbicular, suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 3-20 mm

Sepal hairiness: pubescent on both sides

Petal number: 6-7

Petal color: pink

Petal shape: broadly obovate

Petal apex: retuse, truncate

Petal length (mm): 30-35 mm

Petal width (mm): 15-23 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 25-30 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style number: 3

Style length (mm): 25-30 mm

Style hairiness: glabrous

Style: free

Fruit shape: oblate, orbicular

Fruit height (cm): 2-2.5 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 2.5-3.5 cm

Pericarp: squarrose

Seed number per locule: 1, 2

Seed shape: semiorbicular

Seed color: brown


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