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64. Ilex synpyrena C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 17. 1981.

合核冬青 he he dong qing

Shrubs. Branchlets yellow-brown, terete, thick, hirsute-pubescent or glabrescent, minutely fissured, bud scales convex, circular, lenticels absent; terminal buds ovoid, ca. 6 mm, ca. 4 mm in diam., glabrous. Leaves only on current year’s branchlets; petiole 3-4 mm, sulcate, adaxially puberulent; leaf blade brown when dry, oblong-elliptic, 7-8 × 2-2.5 cm, thickly leathery, midvein adaxially impressed, puberulent, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, obscure abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled, fascicles 2- or 3-fruited, axillary on current year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels ca. 1.5 mm, thick; bracteoles 2, narrowly ovate-triangular, ca. 2 × 1 mm, not ciliate. Fruit shiny, black-purple when dry, globose, 8-12 mm in diam., glabrous; persistent calyx explanate, ca. 4 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes triangular, glabrous; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 1 or 2, oblong, ca. 8 mm, ca. 5.5 mm in diam., both ends obtuse, longitudinally thickly striate and deeply sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. and fr. unknown.

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