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80. Vaccinium moupinense Franchet, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2. 10: 43. 1888.

宝兴越桔 bao xing yue ju

Vaccinium sikangense Y. C. Yang.

Shrubs evergreen, epiphytic, 0.5–1.2 m tall, many branched. Twigs rounded, densely grayish pubescent, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole 1–2 mm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, or obovate-oblong, 0.7–1.7 cm × 4–8 mm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially drying rugose, sparsely pubescent or only puberulous on midvein, secondary veins ca. 3 pairs, ± ascending, secondary and fine veins conspicuous abaxially only, base cuneate, margin revolute, with inconspicuous obtuse teeth in upper part, apex obtuse to rounded. Inflorescences often pseudoterminal, racemose, 1.5–3 cm, glabrous, 6–15-flowered; bracts caducous, broadly ovate, 5–6 mm. Pedicel 3–4 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; calyx limb divided to 2/3; calyx lobes broadly triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla light purple to rose-pink, urceolate, ca. 4 mm, glabrous; lobes erect or reflexed, ca. 0.8 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, hairy; anthers ca. 3 mm, thecae with 2 spreading spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, black or black-purple, ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jul–Oct.

Epiphytic on Quercus or Tsuga; (900–)1800–2400 m. Guizhou, WC Sichuan (Baoxing), NE Yunnan.


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