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104. Ilex dasyclada C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 13. 1985.

毛枝冬青 mao zhi dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, 1.6-2.5 m tall. Branchlets yellowish brown when dry, terete, slender, longitudinally angular and sulcate, densely shortly puberulent; leaf scars slightly raised; lenticels absent; terminal buds narrowly conical, densely shortly puberulent, apically shortly acuminate. Petiole 5-8 mm, sulcate, abaxially transversely rugose, adaxially puberulent; leaf blade oblong or oblong-elliptic, rarely ovate, 5-9 × 2-3.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, anastomosing near margin, slightly raised abaxially, flat adaxially, reticulate veins evident on both surfaces, base obtuse to subrounded, margin slightly reflexed, sparsely inconspicuously crenulate, teeth black, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescence: 1-fruited cymes, pseudoracemose, axillary on current year’s branchlets, densely very shortly puberulent; axis 2-5 mm; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate, densely pubescent. Fruit (immature) globose, 3-4 mm in diam., densely very shortly puberulent; persistent calyx explanate, ca. 2 mm in diam., shallowly 4-lobed, lobes ovate-deltoid, puberulent, ciliate; persistent stigma thickly discoid, slightly 4-lobed; pyrenes immature. Fl. unknown, fr. (Sep-)Oct-Nov.

● Mixed forests on mountain slopes; ca. 1600 m. S Yunnan (Jingdong).


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