130. Ilex gintungensis H. W. Li ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 17. 1985.
景东冬青 jing dong dong qing
Shrubs or trees, evergreen, 4-10 m tall, glabrous throughout. Current year’s branchlets deep brown when dry, longitudinally striate and sulcate; second to third year’s branchlets yellowish to yellow-brown, longitudinally rugose; leaf scars slightly raised, semicircular, lenticels absent; terminal buds narrowly conical, ca. 6 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate. Stipules caducous; petiole 5-8 mm, abaxially transversely rugose, adaxially narrowly sulcate; leaf blade olivaceous or rather dark when dry, oblong, oblong-elliptic, or ovate-elliptic, rarely ovate or obovate, 5.5-10 × 3-4 cm, papery, midvein shallowly sulcate adaxially, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, raised abaxially, flattened and evident adaxially, furcate and anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, base obtuse or rounded, margin shallowly serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate, acumen 8-15 mm. Male inflorescences: cymes of order 1 or 2, 1- or 3-flowered, fasciculate or pseudopaniculate, axillary on current year’s branchlets; rachis 4-5 mm, sparsely puberulent; basal bract 1, ovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse, sparsely ciliate; peduncles 1.5-2 mm; pedicels 2-3 mm; bracteoles basal, ovate-deltoid, ciliate; flowers white, 4-merous; calyx patelliform, ca. 4 mm in diam., deeply 4-lobed, lobes ovate, ca. 1.5 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse, ciliate; corolla rotate, ca. 1 cm in diam., petals 4, oblong, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, basally slightly cuneate, apex rounded, ciliate; stamens 4, 5-7 mm, anthers ovoid, ca. 1 mm; rudimentary ovary ovoid, ca. 1 mm in diam., apex rounded. Female flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, pseudoracemose; rachis 2-3 mm, glabrous; fruiting pedicels 4-5.5 mm, sparsely puberulent; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate-deltoid, ciliate. Fruit (immature) globose, 5-6 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate; persistent stigma thinly discoid; pyrenes 4, palmately striate and sulcate throughout. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Apr.
● Evergreen broad-leaved forests, roadsides, mountains; 1800-2500 m. S and W Yunnan (Fengqing, Jingdong).