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15. Ilex pseudomachilifolia C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 3. 1985.

假楠叶冬青 jia nan ye dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 10 m tall, glabrous throughout. Young branchlets purple-black, shiny, rugose, angular, sulcate; older branchlets with subcircular, convex leaf scars and sparse, elliptic lenticels; terminal buds conical, smooth, apex acuminate. Petiole 1.8-2 cm, robust, sulcate adaxially, rounded, thinly striate abaxially, narrowly winged in upper half by decurrent leaf base; leaf blade orbicular to obovate-elliptic, 15-18 × 5-7 cm, papery, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 18-20 pairs, raised on both surfaces, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins very evident on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin undulate, sparsely and shallowly serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; peduncles 7-12 mm; fruiting pedicels 3-7 mm. Fruit (immature) ovoid-globose or globose; persistent calyx shallowly 5- or 6-lobed, lobes ciliate; persistent stigma capitate. Fl. unknown, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Woods on mountains; ca. 1500 m. SE Yunnan (Pingbian).


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