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Camellia saluenensis Stapf ex Bean

Habit: subshrub

Plant Height (m): 1-4 m

Elevation (m): 1200-2800 m

Distribution: China: Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan

Young Branch: glabrous, pubescent

Leaf upper surface: glabrous

Leaf texture: thickly leathery

Leaf lower surface: glabrous, pubescent, midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 2.5-5.5 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1-2.2 cm

Leaf shape: oblong-elliptic, oblong

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acute, obtuse

Leaf base: cuneate, rounded

Lateral vein: pairs: 5-7

Petiole length (mm): 5 mm

Petiole: glabrous, pubescent

Flower: solitary, 2-5 flowers clustered

Flower position: subterminal

Pedicel: absent

Bractlet number: 8-10

Bractlet: deciduous after anthesis

Bractlet shape: lunate, semiorbicular, obovate

Branchlet length (mm): 15-20 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous outside, sericeous outside, margin ciliated

Sepal: leathery, deciduous after anthesis

Sepal number: 8-10

Sepal shape: obovate, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 15-20 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous outside, margin ciliated, sericeous outside

Petal number: 5-7

Petal color: red, white

Petal shape: obovate, obovate-elliptic

Petal apex: retuse

Petal length (mm): 15-40 mm

Petal: basally slightly connate

Stamen length (mm): 15-25 mm

Filaments hairiness: glabrous

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: orbicular

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: glabrous, pubescent at the lower part

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: orbicular, ovate

Fruit diameter (cm): 2.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1, 2

Seed shape: orbicular

Seed color: brown


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