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Vaccinium conchophyllum

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, sometimes epiphytic, 0.2–0.3 m tall. Twigs terete, spreading pilose, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole 1–2 mm; leaf blade broadly ovate or obovate, 8–14 × 6–9 mm, thickly leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially pilose or only on midvein, secondary veins 3 or 4 pairs, ascending, inconspicuous abaxially, inconspicuous or impressed adaxially, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin revolute, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, initially ciliate, glabrescent, apex rounded. Inflorescences racemose, ca. 1 cm, glabrous, 4–6-flowered; bracts caducous, oblong, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Pedicel 1–2 mm. Hypanthium ca. 0.6 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes triangular-ovate, 1–1.5 mm. Corolla red, urceolate, 4–5 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, pilose; anthers ca. 2.5 mm, with 2 spurs, tubules slightly longer than thecae. Immature berry 10-pseudoloculed, greenish, with a slight bloom. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Aug–Sep.

Rocks in forests, sometimes epiphytic on trees; 1300–2800 m. C and SE Sichuan.


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