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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Aquifoliaceae | Ilex

1. Ilex polypyrena C. J. Tseng & B. W. Liu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 2. 1981.

多核冬青 duo he dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 6 m tall. Bark whitish; current year’s branchlets brown, second year’s branchlets whitish. Petiole 1-1.8 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially green, adaxially olivaceous, shiny, obovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 6-8.5 × 2.5-4.3 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces, base obtuse or cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, 6-fruited, solitary, axillary; fruiting pedicels ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Fruit purple-black, globose or ovoid-globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 5-lobed; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 14 or 15, ellipsoidal, laterally compressed, 2-3 mm, only ca. 1 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally 1-sulcate, endocarp leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Jul.

● Forests; ca. 1000 m. S Guangxi (Shiwan Dashan).


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