161. Ilex tamii T. R. Dudley in F. C. Galle, Hollies Gen. Ilex. 244. 1997.
卷边冬青 juan bian dong qing
Ilex revoluta P. C. Tam, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 356. 1963, not Stapf (1893).
Trees evergreen, small, 4-8 m tall, glabrous throughout; bark gray-brown. Branchlets terete, longitudinally angular-sulcate; leaf scars slightly raised. Petiole 3-4 mm, adaxially longitudinally sulcate, distal end winged by decurrent leaf base; leaf blade obovate, 4-5.5 × 2-2.5 cm, leathery, adaxially small brown glandular punctate, midvein slightly impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, obliquely ascendant, anastomosing near margin, slightly raised abaxially, evident adaxially, reticulate veins obscure, base cuneate, margin recurved, entire, apex rounded, or retuse. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled, fascicles 2-fruited, axillary on first to second year’s branchlets; fruiting pedicels ca. 5 mm. Fruit brown-yellow or rarely brownish when dry, globose, 5-6 mm in diam.; exocarp leathery; persistent calyx cup-shaped, 4-lobed, lobes orbicular; persistent stigma papillate; pyrenes 4, ca. 5 mm, ca. 3 mm in diam., ovoid-ellipsoidal, abaxially 1-3-striate, not sulcate. Fl. unknown, fr. Jul-Aug.
● Dense forests on mountain summits; middle to high elevations. Guangdong (Hebao Dao), Hainan (Baoting, Wanning).