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58. Vaccinium papulosum C. Y. Wu & R. C. Fang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 9: 388. 1987.

瘤果越桔 liu guo yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, ca. 1 m tall, few branched, glabrous. Twigs rounded, when older strongly white lenticellate; persistent bud scales few. Leaves scattered; petiole 2–6 mm; leaf blade rhombic-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 12–18.5 × 3.5–9 cm, thinly leathery, glabrous, secondary veins 8–14 pairs, fine veins slightly raised on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin sparsely obtusely dentate, with 1 basal gland per side, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences from foliate or defoliate axils, racemose, 2–3.5 cm, slender, many secund flowered; bracts unknown. Pedicel 6–7 mm. Hypanthium with several small, rounded verrucae; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Corolla yellow, urceolate, ca. 5 mm; lobes small. Filaments ca. 0.7 mm; anthers ca. 4.5 mm, without spurs; tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Immature berry verruculose. Fl. Apr–May.

Evergreen forests; 700–1900 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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