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83. Ilex guangxica Doweld, Phytotaxa. 531(2): 143. 2022.

长圆果冬青 chang yuan guo dong qing

Ilex oblonga C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 23. 1981. non Ilex oblonga Reid (1920)

Trees evergreen, ca. 20 m tall. Young branchlets castaneous-purple, longitudinally ridged, glabrous; second year’s branchlets castaneous or brown, subterete, with raised elliptic lenticels; terminal buds conical, puberulent or glabrescent. Petiole 8-15 mm, glabrous, adaxially sulcate; leaf blade brown when dry, oblong-elliptic or elliptic, rarely ovate-elliptic, 7.5-9.5 × 2.7-3.6 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially glandular punctate, midvein impressed or subflat adaxially, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins ± distinct adaxially, base attenuate-obtuse or obtuse, rarely rounded, margin sparsely crenulate, apex long acuminate or acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 2-4-fruited, axillary; fruiting pedicels 2-4 mm, pubescent; bracteoles 2, subbasal. Fruit red, oblong or obovoid-oblong, 4-4.5 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., sulcate when dry; persistent calyx ca. 1.5 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid; persistent stigma thinly discoid; pyrenes 4, oblong-ellipsoidal, ca. 3.5 mm, ca. 2 mm in diam., abaxially impressed, irregularly striate and sulcate, sometimes rugose and pitted, endocarp scabrous, stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Dec.

● Forests, hills; 800-1200 m. Guangxi (Jinxiu, Longsheng, Rongshui).


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