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126. Ilex venosa C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 15. 1985.

细脉冬青 xi mai dong qing

Trees evergreen, small, ca. 5 m tall. Young branchlets yellow-brown when dry, terete, longitudinally angular and sulcate, glabrous; older than two year’s branchlets with light-colored lenticels and slightly raised subcircular leaf scars; terminal buds narrowly conical, glabrous, apex acuminate; axillary buds subglobose. Petiole 8-10 mm, abaxially raised and transversely rugose, adaxially narrowly sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade olivaceous when dry, oblong or elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 7-12 × 2.5-4.3 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 10 or 11 pairs, raised on both surfaces, curved ascending, anastomosing near margin, reticulate veins evident on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin slightly reflexed, sparsely and shallowly crenulate, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescence: 1-fruited cymes, pseudoracemose; rachis ca. 5 mm; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm, glabrous or slightly puberulent; bracteoles 2, below middle, ovate-deltoid. Fruit subglobose, ca. 9 mm, ca. 8 mm in diam.; persistent calyx explanate, suborbicular, ca. 3.5 mm in diam.; persistent stigma discoid, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., minutely lobed; pyrenes 4, trigonous-ellipsoid, 6-7 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally 5-striate and sulcate, laterally longitudinally 2- or 3-striate and sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.

● Forests, open mountain slopes; ca. 2100 m. C Yunnan (Xinping).


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