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Camellia reticulata f. albescens (Hung T. Chang) T. L. Ming

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 2-8 m

Elevation (m): 1950-3160 m

Distribution: China: Sichuan, Yunnan

Young Branch: glabrous, pubescent

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, pubescent

Leaf length (cm): 6-10 cm

Leaf width (cm): 3-5 cm

Leaf shape: elliptic

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, acute

Leaf base: broadly-cuneate, cuneate, rounded

Lateral vein: pairs: 7

Petiole length (mm): 6-13 mm

Petiole: glabrous, pubescent

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 8-10

Bractlet: deciduous after anthesis

Bractlet shape: broadly ovate, orbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 3-20 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous outside, pubescent outside, sericeous inside

Sepal: leathery, deciduous after anthesis

Sepal number: 8-10

Sepal shape: broadly ovate, orbicular

Sepal length (mm): 3-20 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous outside, pubescent outside, sericeous inside

Petal number: 5-7

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate, obovate-spatulate

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 40-60 mm

Petal width (mm): 30-45 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 30-40 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular, 4-locular, 5-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: stamens longer than styles

Style length (mm): 25-35 mm

Style hairiness: glabrous, pubescent at the lower part

Style: 3-cleft, 4-cleft, 5-cleft

Fruit shape: oblate, orbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 3-5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1, 2

Seed shape: semiorbicular, orbicular

Seed color: brown


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