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Camellia leptophylla S. Ye Liang

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 2-5 m

Elevation (m): 650-900 m

Distribution: China: Guangxi

Young Branch: pubescent

Terminal bud hairiness: sericeous

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, pubescent

Leaf length (cm): 9-15 cm

Leaf width (cm): 3.5-5.5 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acute, obtusely pointed

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 8-9

Petiole length (mm): 4-6 mm

Petiole: glabrous, pubescent

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: axillary

Pedicel length (cm): 0.3-0.5 cm

Pedicel hairiness: glabrous, pubescent

Bractlet number: 2

Bractlet: early deciduous

Sepal: margin membranous, persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, suborbicular

Sepal length (mm): 6-7 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous on both sides, margin ciliated

Petal number: 7-9

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: glabrous

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Style: 3-parted, but not to the base

Fruit shape: biorbicular, flat triorbicular, orbicular

Fruit height (cm): 2 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 2-3 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: castaneous


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