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68. Vaccinium papillatum P. F. Stevens, J. Arnold Arbor. 66: 479. 1985.

粉果越桔 fen guo yue ju

Agapetes poilanei Dop.

Shrubs evergreen, usually epiphytic, 1–2 m tall. Roots with swellings. Twigs terete, pubescent to glabrous; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 1.5–2.6 × 0.9–1.2 cm, thickly leathery, glabrous, adaxially drying rugose, secondary veins 1 or 2 pairs near base, ascending, raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, base broadly cuneate, margin revolute, entire, with 2 basal glands per side, apex rounded or obtuse, emarginate. Inflorescences racemose, 1.5–2.5 cm, glabrous, 3–6-flowered; bracts ovate, ca. 2 mm. Pedicel 0.5–1 cm, slender, glabrous. Hypanthium 1–1.2 mm, pubescent; calyx lobes triangular, 1.5–2.1 mm. Corolla purplish red or pink, campanulate, 4.5–6 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, ca. 1.5 mm. Filaments 0.5–1 mm, pilose; anthers ca. 4 mm, with 2 short spurs; tubules ca. 1.5 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, ca. 5 mm in diam., with a bloom; fruit stalk ca. 1.3 cm, stout. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Sep–Nov.

Evergreen forests, forests or thickets on calcareous mountains, usually epiphytic on trees; (1000–)1400–2000 m. SE Yunnan [W Vietnam].


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