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Ilex occulta

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, ca. 2 m tall; bark gray. Young branchlets slender, longitudinally angular, pubescent; second year’s branchlets glabrescent. Petiole ca. 5 mm, pubescent or glabrescent, narrowly winged; leaf blade abaxially brown, adaxially olivaceous when dry, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, rarely obovate, 3-4.5 × 1.4-1.6 cm, leathery, abaxially small glandular punctate, both surfaces glabrous, midvein slightly raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins obscure on both surfaces, base cuneate or cuneate-acuminate, decurrent, margin subentire, slightly recurved, apex obtuse or subrounded. Flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 2- or 3-fruited, axillary; fruiting pedicels 3-4 mm, pubescent. Fruit (immature) globose, 5-6 mm in diam., tuberculate, rugose when dry; persistent calyx quadrangular, ca. 2 mm in diam., 4-lobed, lobes broadly deltoid, ciliate; persistent stigma discoid; pyrenes 4, broadly oblong, ca. 4 mm, ca. 4 mm in diam., abaxially longitudinally slightly depressed, throughout rugose and sulcate, endocarp woody. Fl. unknown, fr. Jun.

● Forests, slopes of hills; low elevations. Guangdong (Yangchun), Guangxi (Dongxing).


 

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