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186. Ilex tsiangiana C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 36. 1981.

蒋英冬青 jiang ying dong qing

Trees evergreen. Branchlets brown, glabrous, longitudinally angular and sulcate; second year’s branchlets with sparse lenticels; terminal buds pubescent or glabrescent, bud scales unwrinkled. Petiole 7-10 mm, narrowly sulcate adaxially, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially brownish, adaxially olivaceous when dry, narrowly oblong or elliptic-oblong, 3.5-5.5 × 1.5-2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, slightly evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, reticulate veins inconspicuous on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin serrulate, apex shortly acuminate, rarely obtuse. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled, fascicles 2- or 3-fruited, axillary; fruiting pedicels 4-5 mm, puberulent; persistent bracteoles 2, deltoid near base. Fruit red or deep purple when dry, globose, 3-4 mm in diam.; persistent calyx 5-lobed, lobes deltoid; persistent stigma crested or thinly discoid when mature; pyrenes 5, ellipsoidal-oblong, ca. 2 mm, ca. 1 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally 1-striate, not sulcate, endocarp leathery. Fl. and fr. unknown.

● Mixed forests; 3000-4000 m. W Yunnan (Diancang Shan).


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