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9. Vaccinium pratense P. C. Tam ex C. Y. Wu & R. C. Fang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 9: 383. 1987.

草地越桔 cao di yue ju

Shrubs evergreen. Twigs angled, densely pubescent, glabrescent; bud scales caducous. Leaves scattered; petiole stout, flattened, ca. 2 mm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 2.4–3.6 × 1.3–2 cm, leathery, abaxially appressed-hairy, adaxially densely puberulent, secondary veins 3 or 4 pairs, base broadly cuneate to obtuse, margin slightly revolute or not, entire, with 2–5 basal glands per side, apex acute, shortly acuminate, or abruptly acuminate. Inflorescences from upper axils, racemose, 4.5–6.5 cm, with sparse claviform glandular hairs, 5–10-flowered; bracts caducous, ovate-lanceolate, 1.1–1.6 cm, glabrous. Pedicel 4–6 mm, thickened toward apex. Hypanthium glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 2.5–3 mm. Corolla purple-red, campanulate, 6–7 mm, glabrous; lobes erect or recurved, ovate-triangular, 2–3 mm. Filaments ca. 3 mm, puberulent; anthers ca. 4 mm, with 2 spreading spurs; tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Berry ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Jul.

Forests; 900–1000 m. Guangdong.


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