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78. Ilex suzukii S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 30: 376. 1949.

铃木冬青 ling mu dong qing

Ilex lupingsanensis H. E. Chiang.

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Young branchlets terete, longitudinally ridged, glabrous; third year’s branchlets black, with lenticels and slightly raised semicircular leaf scars; axillary buds globose, large, terminal buds conical, apically acute, scales densely ciliate. Leaves on first to fourth year’s branchlets; petiole 4-7 mm, adaxially narrowly sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade adaxially green, slightly shiny, elliptic, 2.5-5.5 × 1-2.2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein slightly raised abaxially, flat adaxially, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, obscure, reticulate veins prominent abaxially, base acute or cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate. Male flowers not known. Female flowers 4-merous; calyx 4-lobed, sepals ca. 1 mm, margin ciliolate; corolla 4-lobed, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate, axillary on second year’s branchlets; fascicles 2- or 3-fruited; bracts suborbicular or ovate, ciliate; fruiting pedicels ca. 4 mm, glabrous; bracteoles 2, discoid, ciliate. Fruit castaneous, shiny, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam., smooth; persistent calyx rounded, explanate, 4-lobed, lobes orbicular, ciliate; persistent stigma navel-like, 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, oblong-obovoid, ca. 3 mm, ca. 2 mm in diam., both ends obtuse, abaxially palmately slightly raised striate, not sulcate, endocarp woody. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug.

● Woods, hills; middle elevations. Taiwan (Nantou, Taoyuan, Yilan).


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