77. Ilex yangchunensis C. J. Tseng, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(1-2): 24. 1981.
阳春冬青 yang chun dong qing
Shrubs evergreen; bark gray. Young branchlets dark yellow when dry, terete, longitudinally striate and sulcate, glabrous; second or more year’s branchlets yellow-brown, with slightly raised circular leaf scars and lenticels. Leaves on first to second year’s branchlets; petiole 1-1.2 cm, abaxially rugose, adaxially sulcate, glabrous, narrowly winged at apex; leaf blade yellow-olivaceous when dry, oblong-elliptic, 7-8.5 × 2-2.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, abaxially conspicuous, raised, curved and anastomosing near margin, adaxially subconspicuous and slightly raised or indistinct, reticulate veins raised abaxially, obscure adaxially, base cuneate, margin sparsely crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, shortly acuminate, or obtuse. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or fasciculate, fascicles 2- or 3-fruited, axillary on current year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 1.2-1.5 cm, longitudinally striate, glabrous; bracteoles 1 or 2, basal, ovate-deltoid, glabrous. Fruit yellow, globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; persistent calyx discoid, explanate, ca. 4 mm in diam., glabrous, 4-lobed, lobes half-orbicular; persistent stigma thickly discoid, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, ovoid-trigonous, 8-9 mm, ca. 5 mm in diam., transverse section V-form, abaxially broadly concave, irregularly striate and sulcate, endocarp stony. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.
● Rocky places, hills; 500-1000 m. Guangdong (Yangchun).