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8. Camellia sect. Stereocarpus (Pierre) Sealy, Rev. Gen. Camellia. 45. 1958.

实果茶组 shi guo cha zu

Thea sect. Stereocarpus Pierre, Fl. Forest. Cochinch. t. 119. 1887; Camellia sect. Luteoflorae Hung T. Chang; Stereocarpus (Pierre) H. Hallier.

Flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary, subsessile. Bracteoles and sepals persistent. Petals yellow, basally ± connate. Stamens in 3 or 4 whorls; outer filament whorl connate for basal ca. 1/3. Ovary 3-5-loculed; styles 3-5, ± connate, longitudinally 3-5-grooved, 3-5-lobed or 3-5-parted to middle.

Three species: S China, Vietnam; two species (both endemic) in China.

1 Current year branchlets spreading villous; flowers 5-6 cm in diam.; outside of bracteoles, sepals, and petals gray puberulent; filaments pilose; capsule ca. 3.5 cm in diam., 3-loculed.   72 C. pubipetala
+ Current year branchlets glabrous; flowers 1-1.8 cm in diam.; outside of bracteoles, sepals, and petals glabrous or white pubescent; filaments glabrous; capsule 1.8 × 1.5 cm, 1(or 2)-loculed.   73 C. luteoflora

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