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Camellia ilicifolia var. ilicifolia (C. B. Clarke) Ridley

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 2-10 m

Elevation (m): 720-1300 m

Distribution: China: Guizhou

Young Branch: glabrous

Young Branch shape: quadrangular

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, pubescent, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 6-9.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2.5-3.8 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong

Leaf margin: sharply serrate

Leaf apex: acuminate

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, rounded

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-8

Petiole length (mm): 5-10 mm

Petiole: glabrous

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 4

Bractlet: early deciduous

Bractlet shape: semiorbicular, suborbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 1.5-3.5 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous outside, sericeous outside, margin ciliated

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5-6

Sepal shape: orbicular, ovate

Sepal length (mm): 8-12 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, sericeous outside

Petal number: 5-6

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 17-22 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 10-15 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary locus: 3-locular, 4-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style number: 3, 4

Style: free

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1.8-2 cm

Pericarp: tuberculate

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: semiorbicular

Seed color: brown

Seed hairiness: pubescent


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