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47. Ilex subcoriacea Z. M. Tan, J. Sichuan Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1983(2): 79. 1983.

薄革叶冬青 bao ge ye dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, 2-3 m tall. Branchlets longitudinally angular and sulcate, densely pubescent. Petiole 2-5 mm, sulcate, pubescent; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially deep green, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 3-3.5 × 2-3 cm, subleathery, abaxially pubescent, adaxially sparsely pubescent or glabrescent, midvein subflat or slightly impressed adaxially, densely pubescent on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, slightly raised on both surfaces, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces or distinct abaxially, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin serrate, teeth black, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary, axillary on second year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 8-12 mm; bracteoles 2, caducous. Fruit (immature) globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 4- or 5-lobed, pubescent, lobes deltoid, ciliate; persistent stigma mammilliform; pyrenes 4, oblong, 3-3.5 mm, 2-2.5 mm in diam., abaxially smooth, not striate, not sulcate. Fl. unknown, fr. Jul.

● Mountain thickets; 900-2000 m. W Sichuan (Butuo, Jinyang).


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