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188. Ilex bidens C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 25. 1985.

双齿冬青 shuang chi dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 15 m tall. Branchlets gray, terete; leaf scars semicircular, raised; lenticels sparse, slightly scabrous, glabrous; current year’s branchlets longitudinally angular and sulcate, densely puberulent; terminal buds conical, puberulent. Petiole 2-4 mm, puberulent, shallowly sulcate adaxially; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, obovate or obovate-oblong, 1.5-2.8 × 1-1.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous except on midvein adaxially, midvein flat or slightly raised abaxially, raised and puberulent adaxially, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, anastomosing near margin, distinct or obscure abaxially, obscure adaxially, reticulate veins obscure, base obtuse-rounded, margin entire except 1(or 2) pair(s) of teeth at apex, apex truncate-rounded, retuse, or emarginate, with triangular acumen extended at center. Inflorescences: cymes of order 1 or 2, 1-3-flowered, fasciculate, axillary on first to second year’s branchlets; pedicels quadrangular, sparsely puberulent or glabrous, base with ovate-triangular, puberulent bracteoles; flowers very small, calyx 5-lobed, lobes deltoid, puberulent, ciliate; petals, stamens, and ovary not known. Fruit not known. Fl. Dec, fr. unknown.

● Forests at mountain summits; 2400-2500 m. SE Yunnan (Jinping).


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