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Camellia pilosperma S. Ye Liang ex Hung T. Chang

Habit: shrub

Plant Height (m): 1-3 m

Elevation (m): 100-500 m

Distribution: China: Guangxi

Young Branch: hirsute

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, pubescent

Leaf length (cm): 2-5.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1-2.5 cm

Leaf shape: ovate

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: obtuse

Leaf base: auriculate-cordate, stem-clasping

Lateral vein: pairs: 5-7

Petiole length (mm): 1.5-2 mm

Petiole: hirsute

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary

Flower diameter (cm): 2-2.5 cm

Pedicel length (cm): 0.2 cm

Bractlet number: 2-4

Bractlet position: covers the pedicel, close to the sepals

Bractlet shape: semiorbicular, suborbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 0.5-2 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous on both sides

Sepal: margin membranous

Sepal number: 5-6

Sepal shape: suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 4-5 mm

Sepal hairiness: margin ciliated

Petal number: 5-7

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate, obovate-elliptic

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 12-20 mm

Petal width (mm): 7-12 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 12 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

Filaments: the base of outer filaments connate, not forming a tube

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: ovate

Relative length of stamens and styles: stamens longer than styles

Style number: 3

Style length (mm): 10 mm

Style: 3-parted, but not to the base

Fruit shape: flat triorbicular

Fruit height (cm): 0.5-0.7 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 0.7-1 cm

Pericarp: glabrous

Seed number per locule: 1, 2

Seed shape: semiorbicular, orbicular

Seed hairiness: pubescent


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