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25. Vaccinium kengii C. E. Chang, Bull. Taiwan Inst. Agric. 10: 54. 1969.

鞍马山越桔 an ma shan yue ju

Trees small. Twigs slender. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 8 mm, pilose; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 6.5–7 × 1.8–2.2 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 7 pairs, inconspicuous adaxially, base obtuse or acute, margin crenulate-serrate, apex long acuminate or cuspidate-acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, terminal or pseudoterminal, 5–6 cm, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, margin crenulate, ca. 6 mm. Pedicel ca. 7 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium cup-shaped; calyx lobes triangular, slightly ciliate, apex acute. Corolla campanulate, ca. 5 × 6 mm, glabrous; lobes obtuse, ca. 3 mm. Filaments ca. 0.8 mm, villous; anthers ca. 1.2 mm, with 2 very short spurs; tubules 0.8–1 mm. Immature berry 10-pseudoloculed. Fl. Aug.

Forests; 1600–2300 m. C and N Taiwan (Taizhong, Taoyuan, Yilan).

The above description follows that in the protologue.


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