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18. Ilex pyrifolia C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 3. 1981.

梨叶冬青 li ye dong qing

Trees evergreen, small, ca. 2 m tall. Young branchlets castaneous, longitudinally ridged and sulcate, glabrous; older branchlets gray, longitudinally fissured, with circular or elliptic convex lenticels. Stipules triangular, minute; petiole 7-8 mm, sulcate adaxially, glabrous; leaf blade castaneous, shiny when dry, broadly elliptic, 4-6.5 × 3-4 cm, subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein flat adaxially, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins obscure adaxially, distinct abaxially, base rounded or obtuse, rarely cuneate, margin finely serrate (serrulate), teeth black, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes of order 2, solitary, axillary, 2-fruited; peduncles ca. 4 mm; fruiting pedicels ca. 3 mm; persistent bracteoles 2, subbasal. Fruit deep red, globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx patelliform, ca. 3 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular; persistent stigma discoid, 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, oblong, ca. 4.5 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally broadly 1-sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.

● Forests; 1100-3000 m. Sichuan (Yingjing).


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