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Camellia edithae Hance

Camellia edithae

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Habit: shrub

Plant Height (m): 2-7 m

Elevation (m): 200-700 m

Distribution: China: Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi

Young Branch: pubescent

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: pubescent, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 6-12.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2.5-4.5 cm

Leaf shape: ovate, lanceolate

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate

Leaf base: cordate, rounded

Lateral vein: pairs: 7-9

Petiole length (mm): 2-5 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: terminal

Flower diameter (cm): 5-6 cm

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 9-11

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: ovate

Bractlet hairiness: pubescent on both sides, margin ciliated

Sepal: margin membranous, persistent

Sepal number: 9-11

Sepal shape: ovate

Sepal hairiness: pubescent on both sides

Petal number: 5-6

Petal color: red

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 25-40 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 25-30 mm

Filaments hairiness: 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, stamens longer than styles

Style length (mm): 25 mm

Style: 3-parted, but not to the base

Fruit shape: oblate, orbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1.5-2 cm

Seed number per locule: 1, 2

Seed color: brown


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