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118. Ilex pingheensis C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 9(4): 29. 1989.

平和冬青 ping he dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, 2-3 m tall. Current year’s branchlets erect, slender, angular, glabrous; second year’s branchlets subterete, irregularly rugose, lenticels rounded. Petiole 4-7 mm, slender, abaxially transversely rugose, adaxially narrowly sulcate; leaf blade adaxially brown-green or dark green when dry, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5-6 × 1.5-2.5 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein narrowly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, evident abaxially, reticulate veins evident abaxially, base cuneate, margin slightly or deeply undulate, sparsely black serrulate, apex acuminate or long acuminate. Inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 4-flowered, axillary, glabrous; pedicels very short; bracts on distal half of pedicels. Male flowers: calyx 4-lobed, lobes deltoid; petals oblong, ca. 2 mm, basally connate; stamens ca. 3 mm. Female flowers: calyx and petals as in male flowers; ovary terete, stigma discoid. Fruit purple, subglobose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; pyrenes 4, subglobose, ca. 2 mm in diam., abaxially thinly striate and sulcate, laterally rugose-pitted. Fl. and fr. Dec.

● Sparse forests; ca. 900 m. Fujian (Pinghe).


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