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59. Camellia pubifurfuracea Y. C. Zhong, Guihaia. 3: 203. 1983.

毛糙果茶 mao cao guo cha

Camellia furfuracea (Merrill) Cohen-Stuart var. yaoshanica S. Ye Liang & Y. C. Zhong.

Shrubs or trees, 2-5 m tall. Current year branchlets densely spreading villous, indumentum ± persistent to following year. Petiole 5-7 mm, densely spreading villous; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 8-15 × 3.5-6 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green and sparsely appressed pubescent and spreading villous along midvein, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein and secondary veins abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin serrulate, apex caudate and with an obtuse tip. Flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary, subsessile. Bracteoles and sepals 8-10, caducous in fruit, semiorbicular to suborbicular, 4-12 × 4-15 mm, outside densely yellowish brown villous, inside glabrous. Petals 5-7(-10), white, obovate-oblong, 2-2.5 × 0.8-1.2(-1.5) cm, apex rounded; inner 5 petals basally connate for 2-3 mm. Stamens 1.2-1.5 cm, glabrous; outer filament whorl basally connate for ca. 3 mm. Ovary globose, ca. 3 mm in diam., tomentose, 5-loculed; styles 5, distinct, ca. 1.2 cm, densely pubescent. Capsule subglobose, 4-7 cm in diam., 5-loculed with 1 seed per locule; pericarp 6-10 mm thick, furfuraceous, splitting into 5 valves. Seeds brown, globose to subglobose, glabrous. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Sep.

● Forests; 600-800 m. Guangxi (Dayao Shan).


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