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114. Ilex fengqingensis C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 10. 1985.

凤庆冬青 feng qing dong qing

Trees evergreen, 4-7 m tall. Branchlets brown when dry, terete; current year’s branchlets longitudinally angular and sulcate, densely puberulent; second year’s branchlets nearly glabrous. Petiole 5-8 mm, narrowly sulcate, densely puberulent; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, shiny or not, oblong-elliptic, 3-6 × 1.3-2 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, midvein flattened or impressed, and puberulent adaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, raised on both surfaces, reticulate veins evident on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, margin undulate, reflexed, obscurely sparsely serrulate, minute tips of teeth black, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate. Male flowers not known. Female inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 3-6-flowered, axillary on current year’s branchlets; pedicels 1-2 mm, puberulent; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate-deltoid, ciliate; flowers 4-merous; calyx deeply 4-lobed, lobes orbicular, puberulent, ciliate; petals 4, obovate-oblong, ca. 3 × 2 mm, puberulent; staminodes ca. as long as or longer than petals, sterile anthers ovoid-sagittate; ovary globose, apex convex. Infructescences: fruiting pedicels ca. 2 mm, sparsely puberulent. Fruit subglobose, ca. 4 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., smooth, shallowly longitudinally 4-sulcate; persistent calyx explanate, 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular, ciliate; persistent stigma thickly discoid, minute, 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 3 mm, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., both ends obtuse, abaxially palmately striate and sulcate, laterally slightly striate and sulcate, ± smooth, endocarp woody. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Forests, forest margins; 2700-2800 m. W Yunnan (Fengqing, Lincang, Longling).


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