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Camellia cordifolia var. cordifolia (Metc.) Nakai

Habit: shrub, tree

Plant Height (m): 1-8 m

Elevation (m): 300-900 m

Distribution: China: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan

Distribution: other countries: Vietnam

Young Branch: pubescent, tenuous

Leaf upper surface: midrib hairy

Leaf texture: leathery

Leaf lower surface: midrib hairy

Leaf length (cm): 4-9 cm

Leaf width (cm): 1.5-3.5 cm

Leaf shape: elliptic-ovate, oblong-lanceolate

Leaf margin: serrulate

Leaf apex: acuminate, caudate

Leaf base: subcordate, cuneate

Lateral vein: pairs: 6-8

Petiole length (mm): 2-5 mm

Petiole: pubescent

Flower: solitary

Flower position: axillary, subterminal

Pedicel length (cm): 0.2-0.3 cm

Bractlet number: 4-5

Bractlet: persistent

Bractlet shape: broadly ovate, semiorbicular

Branchlet length (mm): 0.3-3 mm

Bractlet hairiness: glabrous inside, pubescent outside

Sepal: persistent

Sepal number: 5

Sepal shape: ovate, semiorbicular

Sepal length (mm): 4-5 mm

Sepal hairiness: glabrous inside, margin ciliated, pubescent outside

Petal number: 5-7

Petal color: white

Petal shape: obovate, broadly obovate

Petal apex: retuse, round

Petal length (mm): 10-20 mm

Petal width (mm): 6-12 mm

Petal hairiness: pubescent outside

Stamen length (mm): 10-17 mm

Filaments hairiness: upper part villose

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

Ovary: pubescent

Ovary shape: ovate

Ovary locus: 3-locular

Relative length of stamens and styles: equal

Style hairiness: pubescent

Style: 3-cleft

Fruit shape: suborbicular

Fruit diameter (cm): 1-1.5 cm

Seed number per locule: 1

Seed shape: suborbicular

Seed color: brown


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