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129. Ilex medogensis Y. R. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 351. 1981.

墨脱冬青 mo tuo dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 8 m tall, ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Branchlets gray-brown, terete; second to third year’s branchlets longitudinally fissured, subglabrous; leaf scars slightly raised, circular; current year’s striate and sulcate, puberulent; terminal buds conical, puberulent. Petiole (0.8-)1-1.5 cm, abaxially rounded, rugose, adaxially longitudinally sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, rarely obovate-elliptic, 8-12 × 3.5-4(-6.5) cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, obliquely ascending, furcate and anastomosing near margin, raised on both surfaces, reticulate veins evident on both surfaces, base obtuse to subrounded, margin sparsely crenulate, teeth black tipped, apex abruptly acuminate, acumen 8-12 mm. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, pseudoracemose or fasciculate, axillary on first to second year’s branchlets; rachis 3-4 mm; bracts broadly ovate, deltoid, puberulent; fruiting pedicels ca. 1 mm, densely puberulent; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate-deltoid, puberulent. Fruit subglobose, 5-6 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate, patelliform, 4-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid, puberulent, ciliate; persistent stigma black, thickly discoid or mammilliform; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal-oblong, ca. 4 mm, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., abaxially slightly depressed, nearly reticulately striate, laterally striate and pitted, endocarp leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; ca. 800 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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