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Camellia gauchowensis Hung T. Chang

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 4 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong

Young Branch: glabrous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous, midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous

Leaf length (cm): 6-9 cm

Leaf width (cm): 3.5-5 cm

Leaf shape: elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute

Leaf base: rounded, obtuse

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-9

Petiole length (mm): 5-7 mm

Petiole: glabrous

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary

Flower diameter (cm): 6-7.5 cm

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 10-12

Bractlet: deciduous after anthesis

Bractlet shape: ovate, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 1-10 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous inside, glabrous outside, margin ciliated

Sepal: deciduous after anthesis

Sepal number: 10-12

Sepal shape: ovate, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 1-10 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, glabrous outside, margin ciliated

Petal number: 7-8

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 30-38 mm

Petal width (mm): 15-26 mm

Stamen length (mm): 10-12 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

Filaments: free

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary locus: 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular

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

Style number: 3, 4, 5

Style length (mm): 10 mm

Style hairiness: glabrous

Style: free

Fruit shape: orbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 4-7 cm

Seed color: brown


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