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Camellia azalea C. F. Wei

Habit: shrub

Plant Height (m): 1-2.5 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong, Hainan

Young Branch: glabrous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, glaucous

Leaf length (cm): 5.5-12 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2-4 cm

Leaf shape: obovate

Leaf margin: entire, deflexed

Leaf apex: obtuse, retuse, rounded

Leaf base: cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-8

Petiole length (mm): mm

Petiole: glabrous

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: subterminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 8-11

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: broadly ovate, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 3-20 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous outside, pubescent on both sides, sericeous on both sides

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 8-11

Sepal shape: broadly ovate

Sepal hairiness: glabrous outside, margin ciliated, pubescent inside

Petal number: 6-9

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 50-85 mm

Petal width (mm): 20-45 mm

Petal: free

Stamen length (mm): 35-40 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary shape: ovate

Ovary locus: 3-locular, 4-locular

Style length (mm): 35 mm

Style: 3-parted, but not to the base, 4-parted

Fruit rib: absent

Fruit shape: ovate

Fruit height (cm): 2-2.5 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 2 cm

Seed number per locule: 2

Seed shape: semiorbicular

Seed color: brown

Seed hairiness: glabrous


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