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156. Ilex shimeica K. F. Kwok, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 357. 1963.

石枚冬青 shi mei dong qing

Trees evergreen, 5-11 m tall; bark gray-white, scabrous. Young branchlets brownish, terete; lenticels conspicuous; leaf scars raised, subcircular. Petiole black-brown when dry, ca. 1.2 cm, abaxially rounded, transversely rugose, adaxially longitudinally sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially slightly pale yellow, adaxially yellowish brown when dry, elliptic or broadly elliptic, 7.5-10 × 3.5-5.5 cm, leathery, abaxially not punctate when dry, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, obliquely ascending, anastomosing near margin, slightly raised abaxially, evident adaxially, reticulate veins evident abaxially, base rounded, margin entire, apex obtuse. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes; fasciculate, fascicles 2-10-fruited, axillary; axis 3-8 mm, ca. 2 mm in diam.; bracts gray-white when dry, broadly deltoid, ca. 0.7 mm. Fruit subglobose, 4-5 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 5-7 mm; bracteole 1, deltoid, at middle to lower part; persistent calyx 3-4 mm in diam., 4- or 5-lobed, lobes orbicular; persistent stigma shortly cylindric or narrowly mammilliform, papillate, ca. 1 mm tall; pyrenes 4 or 5, lanceolate, ca. 4.5 mm, abaxially 3-striate, laterally smooth, endocarp leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.

● Sandy ocean beaches; sea level. Hainan (Lingshi, Wanning).


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