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14. Vaccinium petelotii Merrill, Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 13: 138. 1926.

大叶越桔 da ye yue ju

Agapetes parviflora Dunn.

Shrubs evergreen, erect or scandent, rarely epiphytic, 2–5 m tall, sparsely branched. Twigs angled, glabrous, when old strongly lenticellate; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 3–6 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong or narrowly ovate, 14–21 × 4.5–8.5 cm, leathery, abaxially sparsely appressed-glandular pubescent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 9–12 pairs, ascending, raised abaxially, flat adaxially, base rounded to shallowly cordate, margin plane, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex acuminate or shortly caudate. Inflorescences racemose, ca. 3 cm, glabrous, 6- or 7-flowered; bracts unknown. Pedicel 0.9–1.2 cm. Hypanthium ca. 1.3 mm, glabrous; calyx limb divided nearly to base; calyx lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 3 mm, strongly veined. Corolla cream-colored, campanulate, 6–11 mm, glabrous; lobes spreading or reflexed, triangular, ca. 3 mm. Filaments ca. 0.5 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 4 mm, with 2 spreading spurs; tubules ca. 3 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark red, globose, 6–9 mm in diam.; fruit stalk 1.5–2 cm. Fl. Sep–Oct, fr. after Nov–Aug of next year.

Evergreen forests often in ravines, rarely epiphytic on trees; 1100–1700 m. SE Yunnan [Vietnam].


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