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106. Ilex dicarpa Y. R. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 352. 1981.

双果冬青 shuang guo dong qing

Trees evergreen, small, ca. 5 m tall. Branchlets gray-brown, terete, longitudinally angulate and sulcate, puberulent; older branchlets with sparse minute rounded lenticels, leaf scars slightly raised, circular. Stipules persistent, narrowly discoid, puberulent, apically acuminate; petiole 6-7 mm, puberulent when young, glabrescent, adaxially sulcate; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, not shiny, oblong or elliptic, 8-10 × 3-4 cm, papery, abaxially minutely glandular punctate, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, inconspicuous, obliquely ascending, curved, furcate and anastomosing near margin, base obtuse to broadly cuneate, margin minutely crenulate-serrate, teeth black tipped, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, few fascicled, rarely solitary, fascicles 2-fruited, axillary on current year’s branchlets; bracts narrowly triangular-ovate, 1-1.5 mm, puberulent; fruiting pedicels 5-7 mm, thickening distally, longitudinally plicate-rugose, sparsely puberulent or glabrescent; bracteoles 2, basal, narrowly triangular, puberulent. Fruit globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate, patelliform, deeply lobed, minutely ciliate; persistent stigma discoid, slightly convex, lobed; pyrenes 4, obscurely striate. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests, mountain slopes; ca. 1600 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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