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71. Ilex trichocarpa H. W. Li ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 9. 1985.

毛果冬青 mao guo dong qing

Trees evergreen, small, ca. 4 m tall. Branchlets terete, longitudinally ridged and sulcate, minutely pubescent; terminal buds ovoid-conical, densely pubescent, apically acuminate. Leaves on first to second year’s branchlets; petiole 5-10 mm, densely pubescent, abaxially rugose, adaxially flat, convex, narrowly winged by decurrent leaf base; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green and shiny, obovate-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 7.5-10 × 2-3.7 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, midvein adaxially slightly impressed or flat, sparsely puberulent, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, anastomosing near margin, raised and prominent on both surfaces, reticulate veins evident on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin recurved, sparsely serrate, teeth inwardly curved, apex abruptly or not acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, axillary. Fruit ovoid-globose, ca. 1 cm, ca. 8 mm in diam., densely puberulent; persistent stigma subquadrangular, thickly discoid; persistent calyx quadrangular, ca. 3 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes orbicular, ciliate; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 6 mm, ca. 4 mm in diam., abaxially irregularly striate and slightly sulcate, laterally irregularly longitudinally ridged and deeply sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.

● Shrubby areas; 1000-1500 m. SE Yunnan (Xichou).


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