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70. Ilex chengkouensis C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 15. 1981.

城口冬青 cheng kou dong qing

Trees evergreen. Young branchlets dark brown, longitudinally angular and sulcate, pubescent; second year’s branchlets dark brown, minutely tuberculate. Petiole short, ca. 2 mm, abaxially rugose, adaxially sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade abaxi ally greenish, adaxially deep green, shiny, oblong, or ovate- oblong, 3.5-7 × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, glabrous except puberulent on midvein adaxially, midvein adaxially impressed and becoming narrowly sulcate, lateral veins 3-6 pairs, slightly raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, reticulate veins obscure, base truncate or subcordate, margin with 2-5 pairs of large spines, spine tip black, apex narrowly deltoid-acuminate, with 1 thick spine. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled, axillary; fascicles 2-fruited. Fruit red, subglobose, ca. 9 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm; persistent calyx 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular, ciliate; persistent stigma thickly discoid; pyrenes 4, oblong or ovoid, 6-8 mm, 4-5 mm in diam., palmately striate and sulcate, endocarp woody. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct.

● Forests, hills; 1500-2100 m. Chongqing (Chengkou), Sichuan (Wanyuan).


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