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86. Ilex tsangii S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 30: 380. 1949.

细枝冬青 xi zhi dong qing

Trees evergreen, ca. 8 m tall, glabrous throughout. Young branchlets slender, subterete, longitudinally ridged; third year’s branchlets black, with leaf scars raised, lenticels absent; terminal buds narrowly conical, apically acute. Leaves on first to third year’s branchlets; petiole 1-1.6 cm, slender, narrowly sulcate; leaf blade green, ovate-elliptic, elliptic, or narrowly elliptic, 2.5-8 × 1-3 cm, subleathery, midvein slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, evident or obscure abaxially, obscure adaxially, base acute or cuneate, margin inconspicuously crenulate or subentire, apex acuminate, acumen 1-1.5 cm. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 2-4-fruited, axillary on second year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 1.5-12 mm; bracteoles 2, basal, ciliate. Fruit globose, 3-6 mm in diam., rugose, apex depressed; persistent calyx minute, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; persistent stigma thinly discoid; pyrenes 4, obovoid, 3-4 mm, 1.5-3 mm in diam., one end slightly pointed, throughout reticulately striate and irregularly rugose and sulcate, or abaxially deeply 1-sulcate, nearly smooth and laterally slightly striate-rugose, endocarp thickly leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Thickets, hills, forests at summits of rocky hills; 500-1500 m. E Guangdong, Guangxi.

1 Fruit ca. 6 mm in diam., fruiting pedicel 10-12 mm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic or elliptic, 5-8 × 2-3 cm.   86a var. tsangii
+ Fruit 3-4 mm in diam., fruiting pedicel 1.5-2.5 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 2.5-5 × 1-1.6 cm.   86b var. guangxiensis

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