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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 645-647.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2010.06.002

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A New Species of Ilex from Hunan Province

SHANG Chih-Bei;TANG Kai-Shan;DU Duo-Qing   

  1. 1.Nanjing Forestry University,Nanjng 210037;2.Loudi Forestry bureau of Hunan,Loudi 417000;3.Agriculture bureau of Louxing District,Loudi 417000
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2010-11-20 Published:2010-11-20
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Abstract: A new species of the genus Ilex L. of Aquifoliaceae, Ilex urceolatus C.B. Shang, K. S. Tang et D. Q. Du, was described in this paper. The species appears to be similar to I.hylonoma Hu et Tang and I.centrochinensis S. Y. Hu, but it has some particular characteristics which can be distinguished from I.hylonoma Hu et Tang and I.centrochinensis S. Y. Hu. The main destinguishing features are that the margin of leaves waved, with 10-19 pairs of sharp spines, the fruit bigger, 9-12 mm wide, 11-17 mm long, urceolate, never globose or subglobose. The species was found and collected on November 8, 2009 in Liping village, Lianyuan city, Hunan Province of China by Du Duo-qing and Tang Kai-shan. The Holotype is reserved in Herbarium of Nanjing Forestry University (NF).

Key words: Ilex L., new species, Ilex urceolatus, Aquifoliaceae

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