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11. Camellia sect. Paracamellia Sealy, Rev. Gen. Camellia. 192. 1958.

油茶组 you cha zu

Camellia sect. Oleiferae Hung T. Chang; Drupifera Rafinesque; Sasanqua Nees.

Flowers axillary, solitary or paired, subsessile. Bracteoles and sepals caducous. Petals white, rarely pink, distinct or near so, apex emarginate or 2-lobed. Stamens short, 1/3-1/2 as long as petals, distinct or only basally connate. Ovary 3-loculed; style short, apically ± parted.

Seven species: Bhutan, Cambodia, S China, NE India, S Japan, Laos, N Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam; six species (two endemic) in China.

1 Leaf blade abaxially reddish punctate; outer filament whorl connate for ± basal 1/2.   92 C. grijsii
+ Leaf blade not abaxially punctate; outer filament whorl basally slightly connate or nearly distinct   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate.   93 C. fluviatilis
+ Leaf blade elliptic, obovate, or oblong   (3)
3 (2) Flowers more than 3.5 cm in diam.; fruit more than 2 cm in diam   (4)
+ Flowers 1.5-3 cm in diam.; fruit 1-2.5 cm in diam   (5)
4 (3) Current year branchlets, bracteoles, and outside of sepals glabrous; styles 3-5, distinct nearly to base.   94 C. drupifera
+ Current year branchlets pubescent, bracteoles and sepals pubescent to tomentose but outer ones glabrous or subglabrous; style basally connate and apically 3-lobed to 3-parted.   95 C. oleifera
5 (3) Leaf blade oblong, oblong-elliptic, elliptic, or broadly elliptic, 5-13.5 cm, secondary veins adaxially slightly impressed, apex acute, acuminate, or caudate and with a blunt tip; flowers 2-3 cm in diam.; capsule 1.5-2 cm in diam   96 C. kissii
+ Leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, obovate-oblong, or obovate, 1.5-5.5 cm, secondary veins adaxially obscure but sometimes visible to slightly impressed, apex blunt to rounded; flowers 1.5-2.5 cm in diam.; capsule 1-1.8 cm in diam.   97 C. brevistyla

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