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Camellia siangensis T.K. Paul & Nayar in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 27: 92. 1987.


Small trees, up to 5 m tall; young stems and branches glabrous, purplish. Leaves 6.5 - 10 x 2.5 - 4 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse at base, acuminate at apex, serrulate, glabrous with puberulous midvein above; petioles 5 - 8 mm long, pubescent. Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal; pedicels 1 - 1.5 mm long. Sepals 1 - 6 x 1 - 5 mm, orbicular to lunate, densely hairy towards apex outside, adpressed hairy inside, persistent. Petals 6, oblong, outer 4, 7 - 8 x 5 - 6 mm, inner 2, ca 12 x 6 mm. Stamens ca 10 mm long, outer stamens connate to form fleshy cup. Ovary 2 - 2.5 mm x 2 mm, subglobose, hairy; styles 3, free, 1 - 1.5 mm long; stigmas simple. Fruit unknown.

Fl. Nov.

Distrib. India: In subtropical forests between 1100 and 1700 m. Arunachal Pradesh.

Endemic.

Notes. Camellia siangensis is allied to C.lutescens but differs by its tree habit, longer stamens and simple stigma.




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