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30. Ilex hirsuta C. J. Tseng ex S. K. Chen & Y. X. Feng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 143. 1999.

硬毛冬青 ying mao dong qing

Ilex dasyphylla Merrill var. lichuanensis S. Y. Hu.

Trees evergreen, 3-6 m tall. Current year’s branchlets subterete, densely ferruginous hirsute; second year’s branchlets black, hirsute. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm, hirsute; leaf blade olivaceous, shiny when dry, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 6-7 × 2.5-4 cm, leathery, both surfaces densely hirsute, midvein adaxially flat or slightly raised, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, slightly raised on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin sparsely crenate-serrate, rarely recurved, apex acute or shortly acuminate, rarely obtuse. Inflorescences: cymes, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets. Male inflorescences: cymes of order 1 or 2, 1-3-flowered; peduncles 2-3.5 cm, pedicels 0.9-1.7 cm, both ferruginous hirsute, 1-flowered pedicels ca. 2.5 cm; flowers 5-merous, yellow-green; calyx cup-shaped, lobes deltoid-ovate or broadly ovate, ciliate; petals oblong, ca. 2 mm; stamens ca. as long as petals. Female flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes of order 2, 1-3-fruited; peduncles ca. 1.5 cm, hirsute; fruiting pedicels 0.7-1.5 cm, hirsute. Fruit globose or ellipsoidal-globose, ca. 6 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 4- or 5-lobed, lobes semicircular or deltoid, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid, 4- or 5-lobed; pyrenes 4 or 5, oblong-ellipsoidal, ca. 7 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally and broadly 1-sulcate, endocarp subwoody. Fl. May, fr. Sep.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 200-2000 m. W Hubei (Lichuan), Hunan (Xuefeng Shan, Yongshun), Jiangxi (Shangyou, Suichuan).


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