3. Ilex jiuwanshanensis C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 5. 1981.
九万山冬青 jiu wan shan dong qing
Shrubs evergreen, ca. 4 m tall. Current year’s branchlets purple-black, longitudinally sulcate, glabrous; second year’s branchlets gray-yellow, longitudinally fissured; terminal buds puberulent. Petiole terete, ca. 1 cm, distally narrowly winged; leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 11-13 × 1.1-2.3 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein raised on both surfaces, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, abaxially slightly evident, adaxially obscure, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces, base attenuate and decurrent, margin entire, apex acuminate, acumen ca. 1 cm. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, 1-3-fruited, solitary, axillary; peduncles ca. 7 mm, puberulent; fruiting pedicels ca. 2 mm, or pedicel of single fruit 5-6 mm, puberulent; bracteoles opposite, deltoid, attached to median part of pedicel. Fruit globose (not yet mature), ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx ca. 3 mm in diam., puberulent, 5-lobed, lobes ovate-triangular; persistent stigma thinly discoid, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; pyrenes 5, ellipsoidal, ca. 5.5 mm, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., abaxially flat or slightly broadly sulcate. Fl. and fr. unknown.
● Dense evergreen broad-leaved forests in mountainous areas; middle elevations (to 1500 m). N Guangxi (Jiuwan Dashan, Rongshui).