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Camellia assimiloides Sealy

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 3-8 m

Elevation (m): 800-1100 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong, Hunan

Young Branch: pubescent, tenuous

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous

Leaf length (cm): 5-9 cm

Leaf shape: oblong, oblong-lanceolate

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: caudately acuminate

Leaf base: cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-7

Petiole length (mm): 2-4 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Bract: absent

Pedicel: present

Bractlet number: 4-5

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet position: spirally arranged on the pedicel

Bractlet shape: semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): mm

Bractlet hairiness: pubescent on both sides, sericeous on both sides

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 4-5 mm

Sepal width (mm): 5 mm

Sepal hairiness: pubescent on both sides

Petal number: 5-8

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate, suborbicular, broadly obovate

Petal length (mm): 10-20 mm

Petal hairiness: pubescent outside, pubescent inside

Stamen length (mm): 15 mm

Filaments hairiness: pubescent at the base of inner filaments, glabrous

Filaments: lower half of outer filaments connate, not forming a tube

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: pubescent at the lower part

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: orbicular

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: brown


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