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Camellia ptilophylla Champ.


Description from Flora of China

Camellia pubescens Hung T. Chang & C. X. Ye.

Shrubs or trees, to 6 m tall. Year-old branchlets straw colored, glabrous; current year branchlets densely grayish yellow pubescent. Petiole 8-10 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade oblong, (9-)12-21 × (3-)4-6 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green, appressed pubescent but densely villous along midvein, and becoming grayish brown when dry, adaxially dark green, glabrous, and becoming dull when dry, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially flat, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein and visible to slightly raised on both surfaces, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary or subterminal, solitary, 2.5-3 cm in diam. Pedicel 5-7 mm, densely grayish yellow pubescent; bracteoles 3, caducous. Sepals 5 or 6, persistent, broadly ovate to suborbicular, 5-6 mm, outside grayish yellow sericeous, inside glabrous. Petals 5(-8), white, broadly obovate, 1.5-1.8 cm, basally slightly connate. Stamens ca. 1 cm, glabrous; outer filament whorl basally connate for ca. 2 mm. Ovary densely grayish yellow pubescent, 3-loculed; style ca. 1 cm, glabrous or basally pubescent, apically 3-lobed. Capsule globose or 3-coccal oblate, ca. 1.5 × 2 cm, 1-3-loculed with 1 or 2 seeds per locule; pericarp ca. 1 mm thick, splitting into 3 valves. Seeds brown, hemispherical or globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Fl. Dec, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Forests; 200-500 m. N Guangdong, S Hunan.

生活型: 灌木

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 灌木;花白色,

花期: 11

生境: 生于鸡笼山山谷林中

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲

中文别名: 毛叶山茶、柳叶山茶


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