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52. Vaccinium kingdon-wardii Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 477. 1941.

纸叶越桔 zhi ye yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, terrestrial or epiphytic, 2–3 m tall, glabrous. Twigs angled, with few persistent bud scales. Leaves 5- or 6-pseudoverticillate; petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 4–8(–14) × 2–5 cm, papery, secondary veins more than 10 pairs, fine veins raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin obtusely dentate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, to 5 cm, with persistent bud scales, many flowered; bracts caducous, oblong-ovate, fimbrillate. Pedicel 2–3 mm, thickened upwards. Hypanthium with several small, rounded verrucae; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 1.5 mm. Corolla cream-colored or greenish, tubular, ca. 5 mm; lobes ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 2.5 mm, without spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Immature berry 10-pseudoloculed, purple, glabrous. Fl. Nov–Dec, fr. Apr–May of next year.

Pinus forests, sometimes epiphytic; 1800–3300 m. SE Xizang (Bomi, Mêdog).


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