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14. Ilex machilifolia H. W. Li ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 2. 1985.

楠叶冬青 nan ye dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 20 m tall. Branchlets brown-yellow, robust, longitudinally angular and sulcate; leaf scars subcircular, raised; lenticels raised, elliptic, glabrous; terminal buds ovoid; bud scales thick, ciliate. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, thick, flat to shallowly sulcate, abaxially longitudinally striate, adaxially puberulent, narrowly winged on lateral sides; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, rarely oblong or elliptic, 10-16 × 4-6 cm, papery to thinly leathery, midvein raised, puberulent adaxially, lateral veins 15-18 pairs, very evident on both surfaces, anastomosing near margin, glabrous or abaxially sometimes slightly minutely puberulent, reticulate veins very evident on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, solitary, axillary; peduncles 5-9 mm, very compressed, longitudinally striate, glabrous; fruiting pedicels 3-10 mm, striate, glabrous. Fruit red, globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; persistent calyx patelliform, explanate, deeply 5- or 6-lobed, lobes orbicular, membranous at margin, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 5, oblong, abaxially deeply 1-sulcate, cross section U-shaped. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov-Dec.

● Mountain forests; 1700-2000 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo).


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