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97. Ilex xizangensis Y. R. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 353. 1981.

西藏冬青 xi zang dong qing

Shrubs evergreen, erect, ca. 1 m tall. Current year’s branchlets brown, turning tawny, glabrous, longitudinally angular, scarcely lenticellate; second year’s branchlets castaneous; terminal buds conical, glabrous. Petiole 2-3 mm, adaxially longitudinally sulcate, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, shiny, oblong or oblong-oblanceolate, 2-3 × 0.7-1 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein, lateral, and reticulate veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 4 pairs, base cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex obtuse. Male flowers not known. Female inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes, fasciculate, axillary on second year’s branchlets; pedicels ca. 5 mm; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate, membranous; flowers 4-merous; calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate-deltoid, glabrous; corolla rotate, petals ovate, basally slightly connate; ovary globose, 4-loculed, stigma discoid, 4-lobed. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. unknown.

Abies forests, hill slopes; ca. 3200 m. SE Xizang.


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