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123. Ilex punctatilimba C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 21. 1985.

点叶冬青 dian ye dong qing

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, 3-5 m tall. Current year’s branchlets purple-black when dry, terete, glabrous, longitudinally angular and sulcate; second year’s branchlets longitudinally fissured and transversely rugose, scabrid; leaf scars deltoid-semicircular, convex; lenticels sparse, pale, elliptic; terminal buds conical, bud scales ciliate. Petiole purple-black, 1-2 cm, stout, abaxially subrounded, adaxially shallowly sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially dark green, oblong-lanceolate, 6-9.5 × 2.5-3 cm, leathery, abaxially minutely glandular punctate, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 9-11 pairs, obliquely ascending, anastomosing near margin, evident abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, reticulate veins evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, base obtuse to subrounded, margin slightly reflexed, crenulate-serrate, apex acuminate. Male inflorescences: cymes of order 2, 3-flowered, pseudopaniculate, axillary on current year’s branchlets; rachis purple-black, ca. 3 mm, inflated, stout, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., glabrous; peduncles ca. 1.5 mm, ciliate; pedicels ca. 3 mm, puberulent; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate, ciliate; flowers yellow, 4-merous; calyx patelliform, ca. 2 mm in diam., glabrous, 4-lobed, lobes deltoid-ovate, ca. 1 mm, ciliate; corolla rotate, ca. 7 mm in diam., petals 4, broadly elliptic, ca. 3 × 2 mm, basally slightly connate, apex rounded; stamens ca. 2 mm, anthers ovoid; rudimentary ovary subglobose, ca. 1 mm in diam., apex obtuse, minutely lobed. Female flowers and fruit not known. Fl. Apr-May, fr. unknown.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests, roadsides, mountain slopes; 2500-3000 m. NW and S Yunnan.


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