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Vaccinium vacciniaceum (Roxb.) Sleumer


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, terrestrial or epiphytic, ca. 0.5 m tall. Twigs rounded, densely shortly setose, glabrescent; persistent bud scales few, oblong-lanceolate. Leaves 5–8-pseudoverticillate; petiole 1–4 mm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 3.5–5 × 0.9–1.4 cm, papery, glabrous, secondary veins 7–11 pairs, spreading, secondary and fine veins raised on both surfaces, base cuneate or obtuse to narrowly rounded, margin plane, sparsely serrate, apex narrowly acute to acuminate to 1 cm. Inflorescences racemose or corymbose-racemose, 1.5–6 cm, glabrous or sparsely glandular hairy, with persistent bud scales, many flowered; bracts caducous, narrowly triangular, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel 5–9 mm, glabrous, thickened upwards. Hypanthium 1–1.5 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla greenish yellow, urceolate, 4–6 mm, glabrous; lobes ca. 0.6 mm. Filaments 1–2 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 4 mm, without spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed (from ovary). Fl. Apr.

Evergreen forests, sometimes epiphytic on trees, mountain valleys; 1200–2400(–2700 m) m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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