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Vaccinium spiculatum C. Y. Wu et R. C. Fang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, epiphytic, much branched. Twigs angled, densely dark brown hirsute, glabrescent; bud scales caducous. Leaves dense; petiole 0.5–1 mm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 7–10 × 4–6 mm, papery or leathery, glabrous, secondary veins 1–3 pairs, from basal half, base broadly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, with 3–5 teeth at upper part of each side, apex acute, apiculate. Flowers solitary, axillary; bracts unknown. Pedicel ca. 0.5 mm. Flowers 4-merous. Hypanthium white pubescent; calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white, tubular-urceolate, ca. 5.5 mm, densely pubescent; lobes minute. Stamens 4; filaments 1–1.5 mm, glabrous; anthers 2–2.5 mm, without spurs; tubules ca. 1/2 as long as thecae. Berry bluntly ellipsoid, 2–3 mm in diam. Fl. Nov–Jan of next year, fr. Feb.

Evergreen forests, epiphytic on trees; 600–2000 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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