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Vaccinium fimbribracteatum C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, 1–1.5(–4) m tall, much branched. Twigs terete, densely pubescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 2–3 mm, densely fulvous pubescent; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5–5 × 1.3–1.8 cm, leathery, pubescent only on midvein, or abaxially glabrous, secondary veins ca. 7 pairs, fine veins slightly raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin plane, serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 7–12 cm, pubescent, many flowered; bracts persistent, ovate to lanceolate, 6–10 mm, margin persistently glandular fimbriate, apex subulate. Pedicel reddish, 2–5 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 1–1.5 mm, fimbriate. Corolla white or pinkish, tubular, 7–8 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, triangular. Filaments ca. 2.5 mm, pilose; anthers ca. 1.5 mm with 2 erect spurs; tubules ca. 2 × as long as thecae. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr–May.

Forests on slopes; 900–1200 m. N Guizhou, E Sichuan.


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