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60. Vaccinium lanigerum Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 443. 1941.

羽毛越桔 yu mao yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, usually epiphytic, ca. 2 m tall, sparsely branched. Twigs terete, densely brown feathery-setiferous, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 2–3 mm, indumentum same as stem; leaf blade oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, 8.5–11 × 3–4.5 cm, somewhat papery, abaxially densely brown feathery-setiferous, adaxially pubescent to glabrescent, secondary veins 2–4 pairs, strongly ascending, slightly raised (obscured by hairs) on both surfaces, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin slightly recurved, entire, apex abruptly acuminate to 1.5–3 cm. Inflorescences fasciculate, 2- or 3-flowered; bracts persistent, many, imbricate, brown-yellow or brown-red, oblong, 7–10 × 5–7 mm, leathery, densely appressed pubescent. Pedicel ca. 1 mm or flowers subsessile. Hypanthium ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 mm, abaxially hispid and densely ciliate. Corolla greenish brown, subcampanulate, ca. 7 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, ca. 1/2 as long as tube, lanceolate, abaxially ?glabrous, adaxially ?hispid. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm, puberulous; anthers ca. 5 mm, with 2 spreading spurs; tubules 1.5–2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple or red, included in bracts.

Evergreen forests, usually epiphytic on trees, rocks; 1200–1400 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog), NW Yunnan (Dulongjiang, Gongshan) [Myanmar].


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