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Camellia melliana Hand.-Mazz.

Habit: subshrub

Plant Height (m): 1-1.7 m

Elevation (m): 450-700 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong

Young Branch: pubescent, tenuous

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: pubescent, midrib hairy

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, obtusely pointed

Leaf base: rounded, obtuse

Petiole length (mm): 1-2 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Flower diameter (cm): 1.5 cm

Pedicel length (cm): 0.2-0.3 cm

Bractlet number: 4

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: ovate

Branchlet length (mm): 0.5-1.5 mm

Bractlet hairiness: pubescent outside

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 2-2.5 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Petal number: 5-6

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: round

Petal length (mm): 7-12 mm

Petal width (mm): 6-10 mm

Petal hairiness: pubescent outside

Stamen length (mm): 7-10 mm

Filaments hairiness: upper part villose

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: pubescent

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular


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