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120. Ilex dianguiensis C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 25. 1981.

滇贵冬青 dian gui dong qing

Trees evergreen, small, ca. 3.5 m tall. Current year’s branchlets black or brown, angular, glabrous; second year’s branchlets brown, terete. Petiole 8-11 mm, adaxially narrowly sulcate; leaf blade abaxially brownish and adaxially brown when dry, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 4-6 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, slightly raised on both surfaces, reticulate veins evident, base attenuate and decurrent, margin crenulate-serrate, apex abruptly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate or pseudoracemose, fascicles 5- or 6-fruited, axillary. Fruit globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 6-7 mm; persistent calyx patelliform, ca. 2 mm in diam., shallowly 4-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid or suborbicular, not ciliate; persistent stigma thinly discoid; pyrenes 4, oblong, ca. 4.5 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially palmately striate and sulcate or not, laterally irregularly striate and sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. and fr. unknown.

● Forests or shrub forests on mountains; 1400-2000 m. Guizhou (Bijie), Yunnan (Xundian).


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