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Camellia mileensis T. L. Ming

Habit: shrub

Plant Height (m): 2 m

Elevation (m): 1130 m

Distribution: China: Yunnan

Young Branch: hirsute, tenuous

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: midrib hairy, glandular

Leaf length (cm): 6-6.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 2.5-3 cm

Leaf shape: elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: obtusely pointed, caudate

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-7

Petiole length (mm): 3-5 mm

Petiole: hirsute

Flower: solitary

Flower position: subterminal

Flower diameter (cm): 3 cm

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 9-10

Bractlet shape: broadly ovate, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 2-5 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Sepal: leathery, margin membranous

Sepal number: 9-10

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 2-5 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Petal number: 7-8

Petal color: red, white

Petal shape: obovate

Petal apex: round

Petal length (mm): 20-25 mm

Petal width (mm): 14-18 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 18 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

Filaments: lower half of outer filaments connate into a short tube

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: stamens longer than styles

Style number: 3

Style hairiness: glabrous, pubescent at the lower part

Style: free

Fruit shape: orbicular

Fruit height (cm): 17 cm

Fruit diameter (cm): 1.2-1.5 cm

Pericarp: rough


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