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8. Vaccinium omeiense W. P. Fang, Icon. Pl. Omei. 1(1): t. 38. 1942.

峨眉越桔 e mei yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, occasionally epiphytic, 0.3–1(–4) m tall, much branched. Twigs angled, densely pubescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole 1–3 mm, ± pubescent; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 1.4–3.5 × 0.8–1.4 cm, leathery, adaxially initially puberulent, glabrescent, secondary veins 2 or 3 pairs, ascending, slightly raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, fine veins inconspicuous, base broadly cueate, margin revolute, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex acute. Inflorescences axillary, racemose, 2.5–3 cm, glabrous, ca. 4-flowered; bracts caducous, red or tinged with yellow, elliptic, 5–7 mm, ciliate. Pedicel 2–3 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium dark red, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; calyx limb ca. 1 mm, divided nearly to base, teeth triangular. Corolla red or purplish, urceolate, 4–5 mm, glabrous; lobes recurved, ca. 0.6 mm. Filaments 1–1.5 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 3 mm, with 2 erect spurs; tubules 1–2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, subglobose, 5–6 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug–Oct.

Forests, occasionally epiphytic, rocks; 1800–2100 m. NE Guangxi, W Guizhou, C Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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