26. Ilex cheniana T. R. Dudley, Holly Soc. J. 6(4): 15. 1988.
龙陵冬青 long ling dong qing
Ilex congesta H. W. Li ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 5(1): 4. 1985, not Reissek (1861).
Trees evergreen, small, ca. 5 m tall. Current year’s branchlets black-brown, striate; leaf scars subcircular, conspicuously convex; lenticels elliptic, sparsely pubescent; second year’s branchlets brown-gray, longitudinally striate, leaf scars and lenticels very conspicuous; terminal buds ovoid, densely yellow villous. Petiole 6-10 mm, stout, yellow pubescent, sulcate adaxially; leaf blade elliptic, 9-11 × 4-5 cm, thinly leathery, midvein raised and glabrous abaxially, slightly impressed and minutely puberulent adaxially, lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, slightly distinct abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, base subrounded, margin sparsely serrate, apex acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes of order 2, 3-fruited, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; peduncles 5-6 mm, compressed, pubescent; fruiting pedicels ca. 5 mm, puberulent. Fruit red, globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; persistent calyx slightly 6-lobed or undulate, ciliate; persistent stigma thinly discoid, shallowly 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, abaxially broadly 1-sulcate, cross section V-shaped. Fl. unknown, fr. Nov.
● Mountain forests; ca. 1500 m. W Yunnan (Longling).