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64. Vaccinium sinicum Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 440. 1941.

广西越桔 guang xi yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, sometimes epiphytic, 0.4–2 m tall, many branched. Twigs angled, densely spreading pubescent, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade obovate or oblong-obovate, 0.9–2 × 0.8–1.1 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially puberulous on midvein, otherwise glabrous, secondary veins ca. 3 pairs, inconspicuous abaxially, ± curved adaxially, base cuneate, margin revolute, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex rounded, mucronate. Inflorescences racemose, 0.6–1.2 cm, with hairs or not, 3–7-flowered; bracts caducous, oblong, 6–7 mm. Pedicel 2–3 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium ca. 1 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 1.5–2 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Corolla white, campanulate, ca. 5 mm, abaxially glabrous; lobes very short. Filaments ca. 1 mm, pilosulose or subglabrous; anthers ca. 2.8 mm, with 2 spreading spurs; tubules ca. 1.5 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, subglobose, 3–6 mm in diam. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul–Nov.

Forests, sometimes epiphytic on Quercus, rocks; 1200–1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan.


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