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

Habit: tree

Plant Height (m): 7-15 m

Elevation (m): 250-500 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi

Young Branch: glabrous, stout

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous

Leaf length (cm): 9-15 cm

Leaf width (cm): 4-9 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, elliptic

Leaf margin: deflexed, lower part entire

Leaf apex: caudate

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, obtuse

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-9

Petiole length (mm): 10-15 mm

Petiole: glabrous, sulcate

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 9-11

Bractlet shape: orbicular, semiorbicular, obovate

Branchlet length (mm): 3-20 mm

Bractlet hairiness: sericeous on both sides

Sepal number: 9-11

Sepal shape: orbicular, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 3-20 mm

Sepal hairiness: sericeous on both sides

Petal number: 6-8

Petal color: red

Petal shape: broadly obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 6-8 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 30-40 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: ovate

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

Style number: 3, 4, 5

Style length (mm): 25-35 mm

Style hairiness: glabrous

Style: 3-cleft, 4-cleft, 5-cleft

Fruit shape: ovate

Fruit height (cm): 6-8 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 5-6 cm

Seed number per locule: 1, 2, 3 or more

Seed color: brown

Seed hairiness: pubescent


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