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4. Camellia sect. Corallinae Sealy, Rev. Gen. Camellia. 132. 1958.

短蕊茶组 duan rui cha zu

Camellia sect. Brachyandrae Hung T. Chang.

Flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary or to 3 in a cluster, small. Bracteoles 2 or 3, persistent, contiguous with sepals, rarely absent. Sepals (4 or)5(or 6), persistent, basally connate into a shallow cup. Petals 5-7(-9), white or rarely yellow; inner 5 petals basally connate and adnate to androecium. Stamens in 2(or 3) whorls, short, ca. 1/2 as long as petals; filament usually subulate; outer filament whorl basally connate. Styles distinct or nearly so.

Nine species: S China, N Vietnam; five species (four endemic) in China.

1 Leaf blade base auriculate-cordate; seeds pubescent   (2)
+ Leaf blade base rounded, cuneate, or obtuse; seeds glabrous   (3)
2 (1) Current year branchlets glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 9-23.5 cm; petals yellow; ovary glabrous.   26 C. amplexifolia
+ Current year branchlets spreading hirsute; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-oblong, 2-5.5 cm; petals white; ovary tomentose.   27 C. pilosperma
3 (1) Ovary white pubescent.   30 C. xanthochroma
+ Ovary glabrous   (4)
4 (3) Leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, secondary veins adaxially impressed, apex abruptly shortly caudate; pedicel 4-5 mm; ovary base with a terete disk.   28 C. gilbertii
+ Leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, secondary veins adaxially obscure, apex obtuse; pedicel ca. 1.5 mm; ovary base without a disk.   29 C. parviflora

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