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51. Vaccinium venosum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4. t. 1185. 1848.

轮生叶越桔 lun sheng ye yue ju

Epigynium venosum (Wight) Klotzsch.

Shrubs evergreen, often epiphytic, ca. 60 cm tall. Twigs angled, pubescent or glabrous, when older lenticellate; persistent bud scales few, oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Leaves 5- or 6-pseudoverticillate, subsessile or shortly petiolate; leaf blade oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 6–10 × 2–3.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, secondary veins (4–)6–10 pairs, ± ascending, fine veins raised abaxially, ± impressed adaxially, base broadly cuneate, slightly obtuse, margin ?plane, undulate-crenate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 3.5–4 cm, glabrous; bud scales persistent, many flowered; bracts caducous, ca. 7 mm. Pedicel 2–2.5 mm, glabrous, thickened upwards. Hypanthium ca. 1 mm, glabrous, with several small, rounded verrucae; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla tubular-urceolate, 4–5 mm, glabrous; lobes ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 3.5 mm, without spurs; tubules rather longer than thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed (from ovary). Fl. Dec to beginning of next year.

Epiphytic or on rocks on riverbanks; ca. 1400 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog) [?Bhutan, NE India].


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