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Camellia salicifolia Champ.

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 3-6 m

Elevation (m): 300-800 m

Distribution: China: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Taiwan

Young Branch: pubescent

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: papery

Leaf lower surface: pubescent, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 4.5-10 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1.5-3 cm

Leaf shape: lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, caudate

Leaf base: rounded

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-8

Petiole length (mm): 2-3 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel length (cm): 0.4-0.5 cm

Pedicel hairiness: pubescent

Bractlet number: 4-5

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: narrowly lanceolate, ovate

Branchlet length (mm): 1.5-6 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: lanceolate, narrowly lanceolate

Sepal length (mm): 8-10 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Petal number: 5-6

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate, obovate-elliptic

Petal length (mm): 15-20 mm

Petal width (mm): 8-16 mm

Petal hairiness: pubescent outside

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 15 mm

Filaments hairiness: upper part villose

Filaments: lower half of outer filaments connate into a short tube

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: pubescent

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1.5-2.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: orbicular

Seed color: brown


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