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Camellia brevistyla var. microphylla (Merr.) T. L. Ming

Habit: subshrub

Plant Height (m): 2-3.5 m

Elevation (m): 350-900 m

Distribution: China: Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi, Xizang, Zhejiang

Young Branch: pubescent, hirsute

Leaf upper surface: glabrous, midrib hairy

Leaf texture: subleathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, midrib hairy, tuberculate

Leaf length (cm): 2-3 cm

Leaf width (cm): 0.7-1.3 cm

Leaf shape: obovate-elliptic, elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: obtuse, rounded

Leaf base: cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 5-6

Petiole length (mm): 3-5 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Flower diameter (cm): 2-2.5 cm

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 7-10

Bractlet: deciduous after anthesis

Bractlet shape: semiorbicular, suborbicular

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside, sericeous on both sides

Sepal: deciduous after anthesis

Sepal number: 7-10

Sepal shape: suborbicular

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, margin ciliated, pubescent outside

Petal number: 5-7

Petal color: pink, white

Petal shape: obovate, obovate-spatulate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 10 mm

Petal width (mm): 5-10 mm

Stamen length (mm): 5-10 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Style length (mm): 2-3 mm

Style hairiness: glabrous

Style: 3-parted to near the base

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: brown


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