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71. Vaccinium saxicola Chun ex Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 439. 1941.

石生越桔 shi sheng yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, 13–17 cm. Lower stem procumbent. Twigs terete, pubescent, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole 1–2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong-obovate, 1.9–2.4 × 1–1.3 cm, thickly leathery, glabrous, secondary veins slightly raised abaxially, fine veins impressed, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin revolute, entire, basal glands inconspicuous, apex rounded to obtuse, retuse. Inflorescences racemose, 4–5 mm, glabrous, 1- or 2-flowered; bracts ovate, 1–1.2 mm, glabrous, apex acute. Pedicel ca. 5 mm, subglabrous. Hypanthium sparsely pubescent; calyx limb divided to 1/2; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 2 mm. Corolla white, campanulate, 6–7 mm, glabrous, shortly 5-lobed. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm, puberulous; anthers ca. 6.5 mm, with 2 distinct spurs; tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Immature berry 10-pseudoloculed; pedicel 8–9 mm. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. May–Nov.

Rocks. W Guangdong (Xinyi).


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