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46. Ilex reticulata C. J. Tseng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 414. 1984.

网脉冬青 wang mai dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, ca. 2 m tall, glabrous. Young branchlets brownish, striate; older branchlets terete, longitudinally fissured, lenticels sparse, elliptic; terminal buds ovoid. Petiole 4-5 mm; leaf blade dark brown adaxially, elliptic, 5-5.7 × 3-3.3 cm, thickly leathery, adaxially glabrous except on midvein when dry, midvein adaxially flat or proximal half raised and distal half gradually flat or impressed, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, reticulate veins often slightly raised, slightly evident abaxially, distinct adaxially, base cuneate-obtuse, margin sparsely serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary, axillary; fruiting pedicels ca. 7 mm; bracteoles deltoid, adnate at middle. Fruit red, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam.; persistent calyx glabrous, 5-lobed, lobes discoid, ciliate; persistent stigma mammilliform, shallowly 4-lobed. Fl. unknown, fr. Dec.

● Woods or thickets on slopes; 700-1500 m. Guangxi (Yangshuo).


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