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Vaccinium pubicalyx Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen, 1–4 m tall. Twigs brownish tomentose, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 2–4 mm, brownish tomentose; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2–6 × 0.7–2.5 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces ± pubescent on midvein, otherwise glabrous, rarely both surfaces tomentose or villous, abaxially with glands or glandular hairs or not, secondary veins 4–7 pairs, secondary and fine veins ± raised abaxially, flat adaxially, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, rarely rounded, margin plane, serrulate, apex acuminate to caudate, rarely acute. Inflorescences racemose, 1–4 cm, densely pubescent; flowers ca. 10, dense, secund; bracts caducous, pinkish, ovate, 5–8 mm, abaxially and marginally pubescent. Pedicel 1–2 mm, densely pubescent. Hypanthium ca. 0.8 mm, densely pubescent or tomentose, rarely glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 0.8–1.2 mm, densely pubescent or only margin densely ciliate. Corolla white or pinkish, tubular or tubular-urceolate, ca. 5 mm, glabrous; lobes triangular. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm, pilose; anthers ca. 2.5 mm, with 2 short spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae or longer. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, 5–6 mm, pilose or glabrous. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Sep–Oct.

Pinus forests, open valley forests, secondary forests, montane thickets; 600–3600 m. S and W Guizhou, SW Sichuan, Yunnan [Myanmar].


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