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Vaccinium subdissitifolium P. F. Stevens


Description from Flora of China

Vaccinium scalarinervium C. Y. Wu & R. C. Fang; V. vacciniaceum (Roxburgh) Sleumer var. hispidum (C. B. Clarke) Sleumer; V. venosum Wight var. hispidum C. B. Clarke.

Shrubs evergreen, usually epiphytic, 0.4–2 m tall. Twigs angled, scabrous, dark brownish hispid; persistent bud scales few. Leaves ± scattered; petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade oblong, oblong-obovate, or oblong-lanceolate, 4.5–6(–10) × 1.5–2(–4) cm, papery or leathery, secondary veins 6–10 pairs, fine veins raised abaxially, flat adaxially, base broadly cuneate to narrowly rounded, margin plane, obtusely dentate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Infloresences racemose, 5–15 cm, with persistent bud scales, many flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.5 mm. Pedicel 1–1.5 cm. Hypanthium ca. 1 mm, glabrous, with several small, rounded verrucae; calyx lobes triangular, less than 1 mm. Corolla greenish yellow, urceolate, ca. 6 mm, 5-angled, glabrous; lobes ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments 0.8–1 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 3 mm, without spurs; tubules to 1.5 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, greenish white, globose, ca. 3 mm in diam. Fl. Aug, fr. Mar–Apr of next year.

Evergreen forests, usually epiphytic on trees; 1500–1800 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog) [Bhutan, NE India (Assam), Sikkim].


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