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152. Ilex qingyuanensis C. Z. Zheng, J. Hangzhou Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 2: 73. 1980.

庆元冬青 qing yuan dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 18 m tall; bark gray-brown. Current year’s branchlets castaneous. Petiole ca. 1 cm, adaxially sulcate; leaf blade adaxially green, shiny, broadly ovate or ovate-elliptic, 5-10 × 2.5-5 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially glandular punctate, midvein distal half raised and proximal half impressed adaxially, lateral veins 10-13 pairs, evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate, acumen obtuse, retuse. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate; fascicles 4-6-fruited, axillary; fruiting pedicels 4-5 mm, pubescent. Fruit red, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 5-7-lobed, lobes orbicular, pubescent, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 6, ellipsoidal, ca. 7 mm, 3-4 mm in diam., abaxially 3-striate and 2-sulcate, endocarp subwoody. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests in valleys, mountain slopes; 600-1000 m. Fujian, Zhejiang (Qingyuan).


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