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88a. Camellia pitardii var. pitardii

西南山茶(原变种) xi nan shan cha (yuan bian zhong)

Camellia cavaleriana (H. Léveillé) Nakai; C. huiliensis Hung T. Chang; C. hunanica Hung T. Chang & L. L. Qi; C. microdonta Hung T. Chang; C. pitardii f. alba (Hung T. Chang) T. L. Ming; C. pitardii var. alba Hung T. Chang; C. pitardii f. cavaleriana (H. Léveillé) Sealy; C. pitardii var. longistaminata J. L. Liu & Q. Luo; C. pitardii var. panxiensis J. L. Liu; C. rubroanthera Hung T. Chang ex M. J. Lin & Q. M. Lu; C. tunganica Hung T. Chang & B. K. Lee; C. xifongensis Y. K. Li ex X. C. Chen & F. Z. Zheng; Thea cavaleriana H. Léveillé; T. pitardii (Cohen-Stuart) Rehder.

Leaf blade oblong-elliptic to elliptic, (4.5-)6-10 × 2.5-3.5 cm, thinly leathery, secondary veins visible on both surfaces, margin densely apiculate-serrulate, apex caudate-acuminate. Flowers 5-6 cm in diam. Petals rose, pink, or white. Capsule oblate, 2.5-3.5 × 3-5 cm. Fl. Dec-Mar, fr. Aug-Oct. 2n = 30*.

● Forests, thickets; (700-)1500-2500(-2700) m. N Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, S and W Hunan, Sichuan, NE and SE Yunnan.


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