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155. Ilex dolichopoda Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 5: 107. 1940.

长柄冬青 chang bing dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 7 m tall. Branchlets gray, terete, stout, puberulent when young, glabrescent, minutely fissured; lenticels minute, inconspicuous; leaf scars raised, subcircular; terminal buds puberulent. Stipules broadly deltoid, apically acute; petiole terete, 8-10 mm, thick, abaxially rugose, adaxially narrowly sulcate; leaf blade abaxially pale, adaxially gray-olivaceous, rather shiny when dry, oblong or obovate-oblong, proximal half nearly cuneate, 15-25 × 5-7 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 12-15 pairs, raised abaxially, obscure adaxially, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, base rounded or obtuse, margin entire, recurved when dry, apex broadly acute. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 9-16-fruited, axillary on second year’s branchlets; bracts broadly deltoid, apex acute; fruiting pedicels 2.5-3.2 cm, puberulent, bracteoles 1 or 2, inserted below middle on pedicels. Fruit shiny, brown when dry, subglobose, ca. 8 mm, smooth, densely yellow punctate; persistent calyx explanate, ca. 7 mm in diam., puberulent, 6-lobed, lobes suborbicular or reniform, ca. 1.5 × 3 mm, minutely ciliate or glabrous; persistent stigma mammilliform; pyrenes 5 or 6, ellipsoidal, ca. 5 mm, 1-2 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally 3-striate, laterally reticulately striate, mature endocarp not seen. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Nov.

● Forests, valleys; ca. 600 m. Hainan (Baoting, Qiongzhong).


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