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Ilex xiaojinensis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branchlets gray-white, terete, longitudinally angular. Petiole ca. 5 mm, abaxially rounded, adaxially longitudinally sulcate; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially green, shiny, linear or narrowly lanceolate, 6-9 × ca. 0.8 cm, leathery, abaxially densely glandular punctate, midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins obscure, base cuneate, margin minutely obtusely serrate, apex acuminate. Male inflorescences: 1-flowered cymes, fasciculate, fascicles 3-5-flowered, axillary; rachis very short or nearly absent; pedicels ca. 2 mm; flowers 4-merous, yellow-green; calyx cupular, 4-lobed, lobes ovate-deltoid, ca. 0.5 mm; petals free, ovate-oblong, ca. 3 mm; stamens 4, filaments ca. 2 mm, anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm; rudimentary ovary ovoid, apex rather flattened. Female flowers not known. Infructescences: 1-fruited cymes, solitary or few fascicled; fascicles 2-fruited, axillary; fruiting pedicels ca. 4 mm. Fruit (immature) subglobose, ca. 5 mm in diam., longitudinally 8-sulcate. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Jun-Oct.

● Dense forests, stream banks; 400-600 m. Guangdong (Xiaojin).


 

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