108. Ilex chartaceifolia C. Y. Wu ex Y. R. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(1): 11. 1985.
纸叶冬青 zhi ye dong qing
Trees evergreen, 10-25 m tall. Branchlets stout, longitudinally angular and sulcate, lenticellate; young branchlets puberulent or glabrous; second year’s branchlets terete; leaf scars raised, deltoid; terminal buds conical, puberulent or glabrous, bud scale margin serrulate, ciliate. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, oblong or broadly elliptic, 8-10 × 3-5 cm, papery, or thinly leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially glabrous or only puberulent on midvein, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, raised abaxially, evident adaxially, reticulate veins evident abaxially, obscure adaxially, base obtuse, margin slightly reflexed, very obscurely crenulate, apex abruptly acuminate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, pseudoracemose, axillary on second year’s branchlets; rachis 1-1.2 cm, stout, puberulent; fruiting pedicels ca. 5 mm, puberulent; bracteoles 2, basal, ovate. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm, puberulent or glabrous; persistent calyx explanate, quadrangular, deeply 4-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid, puberulent, ciliate; persistent stigma thinly discoid, 4-lobed; pyrenes 4, ellipsoidal, ca. 4.5 mm, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., abaxially and laterally palmately striate and sulcate. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.
● Forests, mountain slopes; 1400-2500 m. NW and W Yunnan.