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52. Ilex nanchuanensis Z. M. Tan, J. Sichuan Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1983(2): 79. 1983.

南川冬青 nan chuan dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Young branchlets green-brown, longitudinally angular and sulcate, puberulent or glabrous, lenticels distinct. Stipules minute; petiole 5-8 mm, glabrous or puberulent; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, ovate-oblong, 3.5-5.5 × 1.2-2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, slightly raised on both surfaces, reticulate veins evident, base cuneate, margin crenulate-serrate, apex long acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 6-10 mm, glabrous or puberulent, with subulate bracteoles. Fruit red, globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 4- or 5-lobed, lobes deltoid, glabrous, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 2 mm, ca. 1 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally 1-sulcate, laterally smooth. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Mountain forests; 600-800 m. Chongqing (Nanchuan).


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