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202. Ilex kiangsiensis (S. Y. Hu) C. J. Tseng & B. W. Liu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 39. 1981.

江西满树星 jiang xi man shu xing

Ilex aculeolata Nakai var. kiangsiensis S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 30: 278. 1949.

Shrubs or small trees, deciduous, 3-5 m tall. Current year’s branchlets castaneous or purple-brown, sparsely puberulent or glabrescent, longitudinally angular, with pale lenticels; second year’s branchlets gray, with dense lenticels; spur branchlets ca. 5 mm, with scales and leaf scars. Petiole 1-2 cm, adaxially sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade olivaceous when dry, obovate-elliptic or elliptic, 5-8 × 1.8-3.3 cm, papery, both surfaces puberulent or glabrous except on veins puberulent, midvein slightly raised abaxially, flat or impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, evident on both surfaces, reticulate veins obscure, base cuneate or attenuate, margin serrate on distal half, apex shortly acuminate, acumen 5-8 mm. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary, axillary on leaves or scales of spur branchlets; fruiting pedicels 4-8(-10) mm. Fruit black when dry, ellipsoidal, 1-1.5 cm, 6-8 mm in diam., longitudinally angular and sulcate; persistent calyx discoid, 5-lobed, lobes deltoid-ovate, slightly obtuse; persistent stigma mammilliform or capitate; pyrenes 4 or 5, ellipsoidal, 7-9 mm, 1.5-2.5 mm in diam., abaxially 3-striate and 2-sulcate, laterally striate, endocarp stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Jun-Oct.

● Sparse forests, thickets, mixed forests on mountain slopes; 700-1000 m. N Guangdong (Ruyuan), Hunan (Xinhuang, Zhijiang), Jiangxi.


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