178. Ilex sublongecaudata C. J. Tseng & S. Liu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 23. 1985.
拟长尾冬青 ni chang wei dong qing
Shrubs evergreen, ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets yellowish brown or gray; old branchlets terete, leaf scars convex, semicircular; lenticels convex, elliptic; current year’s branchlets longitudinally angular and sulcate, puberulent; terminal buds narrowly conical, small, densely puberulent. Petiole 4-6 mm, abaxially transversely rugose and glabrous, adaxially longitudinally broadly sulcate, puberulent; leaf blade adaxially olivaceous when dry, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 4-6 × 1.5-2.2 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, not punctate, adaxially glabrous except on midvein, midvein flat or slightly raised adaxially, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, reticulate veins obscure on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin entire, apex long acuminate, acumen 5-10 mm. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled, fascicles 3-fruited, axillary on current year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels 2.5-4.5 mm, quadrangular, glabrous. Fruit globose, 3.5-4 mm in diam.; persistent calyx patelliform, deeply 4- or 5-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid, minutely ciliate; persistent stigma thickly discoid, shallowly lobed; pyrenes 4 or 5, oblong-ellipsoidal, ca. 3.5 mm, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., abaxially shallowly 3- or 4-striate, not sulcate or shallowly sulcate, endocarp leathery. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug.
● Mountain forests; ca. 2600 m. W Yunnan (Longling).