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50. Ilex ludianensis S. C. Huang ex Y. R. LI, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 7. 1985.

鲁甸冬青 lu dian dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, 1.5-3 m tall. Branchlets stout, longitudinally ridged, densely tomentose; terminal buds conical, 4-5 mm, bud scales densely tomentose. Petiole 3-5 mm, densely tomentose; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, ovate, or ovate-elliptic, 2.5-4.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery, abaxially densely tomentose, adaxially very shortly tomentose, midvein slightly flat or impressed adaxially, tomentose on both surfaces, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, slightly raised abaxially, flat adaxially, reticulate veins obscure adaxially, base rounded, rarely obtuse, margin crenulate-serrate, teeth incurved, black, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 1.2-1.5 cm, densely tomentose, nodose at middle. Fruit red, globose, 7-8 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate, pentangular, ca. 4 mm in diam., tomentose, shallowly 5-lobed, lobes obtusely triangular, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 5, ellipsoidal, ca. 5 mm, 2.5-3 mm in diam., cross section trigonous, abaxially smooth, not striate, not sulcate, endocarp leathery. Fr. Aug-Nov.

● Shrub forests on limestone mountains; ca. 1400 m. NE Yunnan (Ludian).


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