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

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 2-6 m

Elevation (m): 400-1400 m

Distribution: China: Taiwan

Distribution: other countries: Japan

Young Branch: pubescent

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 2.5-4.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1-1.8 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-8

Petiole length (mm): 1-3 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel length (cm): 0.25 cm

Bractlet number: 4-8

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet position: covers the pedicel

Bractlet shape: broadly ovate, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 0.5-2 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous on both sides, margin ciliated

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, ovate

Sepal length (mm): 2.5-3 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous on both sides, margin ciliated

Petal number: 5-6

Petal color: white

Petal shape: broadly ovate, obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 10-15 mm

Stamen length (mm): 10-12 mm

Filaments: lower half of outer filaments connate into a short tube

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary shape: ovate

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: orbicular

Seed color: brown


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