Ilex shennongjiaensis T.R. Dudley & S.C. Sun
  • J. Arnold Arbor.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Ilex shennongjiaensis T.R. Dudley & S.C. Sun. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 15 Dec 2019'

General Information

Trees evergreen, ca. 10 m tall, ca. 25 cm d.b.h.; bark gray-white, shiny. Young branchlets reddish brown, smooth, very sparsely puberulent, glabrescent; older branchlets grayish brown, shiny, terete, 3-4 mm in diam., glabrous; terminal buds shortly stalked, ovoid or ellipsoidal, 3-4 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, apically acute. Stipules subulate, minute, ca. 0.5 mm, glabrous; petiole 2.5-3(-4) mm, sparsely puberulent, deeply sulcate adaxially; leaf blade adaxially deep green, shiny, elliptic-ovate, 2.5-4(-5) × (1-)1.5-2.5(-3) cm, thickly leathery, adaxially glabrous, midvein flat or sometimes impressed adaxially, base shortly attenuate or truncate to briefly cuneate, margin crenulate-serrate in upper part, apex acute to slightly obtuse, mucronate. Flowers not known. Infructescences: cymes, solitary, axillary on current year’s branchlets; peduncles erect; fruiting pedicels 5.5-12 mm, stout, glabrous; bracteoles 2, ovate, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous. Fruit red, depressed globose, 8-12 mm in diam., glabrous; persistent calyx explanate, 4-5 mm in diam., glabrous, 4-6-lobed, lobes 1-1.5 × 0.5-1 mm, apex obtuse to subacute, not ciliate; persistent stigma rounded, 1.2-2 mm in diam., 4-lobed; pyrenes 4 or 5, oblong, 4-5 mm, 2.5-3 mm in diam., abaxially 3-striate and sulcate, laterally smooth, not striate, endocarp bony. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug-Sep.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International