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Camellia villicarpa Chien

Habit: shrub

Plant Height (m): 2-4 m

Elevation (m): 900-1060 m

Distribution: China: Sichuan

Young Branch: pubescent

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 2-3.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, elliptic

Leaf margin: lower part entire

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute, obtusely pointed

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 5

Petiole length (mm): 1-2 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Flower diameter (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Pedicel length (cm): 0.2-0.3 cm

Bractlet number: 4

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet position: upper part of the pedicel

Bractlet shape: semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 0.5-1 mm

Bractlet hairiness: pubescent outside, margin ciliated

Sepal: margin membranous, persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: obovate, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 1.5-2 mm

Sepal width (mm): 4-6 mm

Sepal hairiness: margin ciliated, pubescent outside

Petal number: 5

Petal color: white

Petal shape: broadly obovate

Petal length (mm): 8-10 mm

Petal width (mm): 4-6 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 8-9 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: glabrous

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: orbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: brown


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