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19. Vaccinium brachyandrum C. Y. Wu & R. C. Fang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 9: 383. 1987.

短蕊越桔 duan rui yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, scandent. Twigs angled, pubescent or subglabrous; bud scales caducous. Leaves scattered; petiole 0.8–1 cm, stout, pubescent or subglabrous; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, 8.5–11 × 4–6 cm, leathery, abaxially appressed-glandular pubescent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 6 or 7 pairs, subascending, secondary and fine veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base rounded, margin plane, entire, with broad, cartilaginous edge, with 1 basal gland per side, apex shortly caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 1.5–3.5 cm, angled, glandular pubescent, many flowered; bracts caducous, ovate, 3–4 mm. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, glandular pubescent. Hypanthium glabrous; calyx lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 2 mm, ciliate. Corolla urceolate, ca. 4 mm, glabrous; lobes triangular. Filaments ca. 0.5 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 2 mm, with 2 erect spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Ripe berry unknown. Fl. May.

About 2700 m. W Yunnan (Tengchong).


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