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Camellia costata Hu & S. Ye Liang ex Hung T. Chang

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 3-10 m

Elevation (m): 700-1100 m

Distribution: China: Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou

Young Branch: glabrous

Terminal bud hairiness: glabrous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous

Leaf length (cm): 8-15 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2.5-5.2 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong-oblanceolate

Leaf margin: serrulate, lower part entire

Leaf apex: acuminate, caudately acuminate

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-9

Petiole length (mm): 5-8 mm

Petiole: glabrous

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: axillary

Pedicel length (cm): 0.6-1.4 cm

Pedicel hairiness: glabrous

Bractlet number: 2

Bractlet: early deciduous

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 2.5-4 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous outside, pubescent on both sides, pubescent outside

Petal number: 6-8

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate

Stamen length (mm): 10 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

Filaments: the base of outer filaments connate, not forming a tube

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style length (mm): 10 mm

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: biorbicular, orbicular

Fruit height (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 1.5-2 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: brown


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