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Vaccinium brevipedicellatum C. Y. Wu ex Fang et Z. H. Pan


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, 1–3(–8) m tall, many branched. Twigs angled, densely pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves dense; petiole 1.5–2 mm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, 1.5–2 (–3) × 0.8–1.2 cm, leathery, glabrous or adaxially pubescent on midvein, secondary veins 1 or 2 pairs, ascending, inconspicuous abaxially, slightly raised adaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin revolute, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex obtuse-acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, ca. 2 cm, pubescent, 1- or 2(or 3)-flowered; bracts caducous. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Hypanthium glabrous; calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm. Corolla pale green, campanulate, 3–4 mm; lobes reflexed. Filaments ca. 0.5 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 2.3 mm, with 2 short spurs; tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, red to purple-black, 4–5 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Jun–Nov.

Forests on calcareous mountains; 1000–1600 m. SE Yunnan.


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