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36. Vaccinium brachybotrys (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 62: 146. 1925.

短序越桔 duan xu yue ju

Vaccinium donianum Wight var. brachybotrys Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 9: 369. 1895; ?V. brachybotrys var. glaucocarpum C. Y. Wu.

Shrubs, occasionally small trees, evergreen, (0.5–)1–5 m tall, glabrous. Twigs terete, glaucous when young; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 1–3 mm, sometimes glaucous; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3–8 × 1.5–3 cm, leathery, glaucous when young, secondary veins 7 or 8 pairs, slightly raised on both surfaces, fine veins raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base cuneate or rounded, margin denticulate, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 3–6 cm, many flowered; bracts caducous, ovate, 1.5–3 mm. Pedicel 1–4 mm. Hypanthium usually glaucous; calyx lobes ca. 1 mm. Corolla purple or pink, urceolate or tubular, 6–7 mm; lobes erect or reflexed. Filaments ca. 2 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 1 mm, with at most 2 inconspicuous spurs; tubules 2–3 × as long as thecae. Berry ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Apr–May.

Secondary forests, thickets; 1400–2400 m. W Sichuan, Yunnan.


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