79. Vaccinium chaetothrix Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 432. 1941.
团叶越桔 tuan ye yue ju
Shrubs evergreen, epiphytic, many diffuse or pendulous branched. Twigs rounded, pubescent and brownish glandular setulose, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade ovate to suborbicular, 4–8 × 3–7 mm, leathery, glabrous, abaxially brown or pale brown, adaxially drying grayish green and rugose, secondary veins 2 or 3 pairs, barely conspicuous, raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, fine veins inconspicuous, base rounded, margin revolute, cartilaginous, sparsely denticulate, apex rounded. Inflorescences pseudoterminal, racemose, setose below, 6–8-flowered; bracts caducous, to 3 mm. Pedicel 6–8 mm, pubescent or glabrous. Hypanthium glabrous; calyx lobes broadly triangular, slightly ciliate. Corolla white, tubular-urceolate, ca. 6.5 mm, glabrous; lobes ca. 0.8 mm. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm, hairy; anthers ca. 3 mm, thecae with 2 spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, 6–8 mm in diam. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul–Oct.
Broad-leaved forests, Abies or Tsuga forests, epiphytic on trees; 2500–3200 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog), NW Yunnan (Gongshan) [NE India (Assam), Myanmar].