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20. Vaccinium kachinense Brandis, Ind. Trees. 406. 1906.

卡钦越桔 ka qin yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, 0.5–4 m tall, with inflated root tubers, sparsely branched. Twigs angled, glabrous, scattered; bud scales persistent, lanceolate, 1–1.4 cm. Leaves weakly pseudoverticellate; petiole 4–5 mm, stout, glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 7–15(–17) × 2–5 cm, leathery, glabrous, secondary veins 7–13 pairs, slender, strongly raised abaxially, raised adaxially, base cuneate, margin slightly recurved, entire, with 1 subbasal gland per side, apex acute-acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 3–5 cm, densely puberulent, with persistent bud scales, many flowered; bracts unknown. Pedicel 1–1.4 cm, slender, puberulent. Hypanthium ca. 1.3 mm, densely puberulent; calyx limb triangular-lanceolate, 1–1.8 mm, divided nearly to base, densely puberulent. Corolla pinkish, urceolate, ca. 5 mm, puberulent; lobes reflexed, ca. 1 mm. Filaments 1–2 mm, densely pubescent; anthers 2.5–3.5 mm, with 2 inconspicuous spurs; tubules ca. 2 × longer than thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. Mar, fr. May.

Evergreen forests, Pinus and Quercus forests, rocky slopes; 2100–2600 m. W Yunnan [Myanmar].


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