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Vaccinium craspedotum Sleumer


Description from Flora of China

Vaccinium craspedotum var. brevipes C. Y. Wu.

Shrubs evergreen, usually epiphytic, 0.5–1.2 m tall. Twigs rounded, densely hispid, glabrescent, rough; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole ca. 1 mm, indumentum same as stem; leaf blade ovate, 1.3–2.4 × 0.8–1.4 cm, leathery, subglabrous, secondary veins ca. 3 pairs, ascending, inconspicuous on both surfaces, fine veins inconspicuous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin plane, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex obtuse, emarginate. Inflorescences racemose, ca. 1 cm, with several ovate scales at base, 1–3-flowered; bracts ca. 3 mm. Pedicel 5–6 mm or flowers subsessile, densely hispid. Hypanthium ?ca. 7 mm, densely hispid; calyx lobes lanceolate-subulate, 4–5 mm, pilose. Corolla white, campanulate, ca. 4 mm, sparsely puberulous or subglabrous; lobes erect. Filaments ca. 2 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 2 mm with 2 distinct spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, globose, 5–6 mm in diam., with hairs. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Aug–Nov.

Dense forests, usually epiphytic on trees, rocky hills; 1200–1900 m. SE Yunnan (Pingbian).


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