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Vaccinium serrulatum

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen. Twigs slightly angled, puberulous; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3–4.5 × 1.3–2.5 cm, leathery, subglabrous or adaxial midvein puberulous, secondary veins 6–8 pairs, fine veins slightly raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin plane, serrulate, apex acuminate, mucronulate. Inflorescences racemose, 1.5–3 cm, pubescent, 8–12-flowered; bracts oblong, ca. 3 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Hypanthium sparsely pubescent; calyx lobes broadly ovate-triangular. Corolla white or pink, urceolate, 5–6 mm, abaxially pilose; lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 1.2 mm. Filaments 1.2–2 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 2 mm, with 2 slender spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae or longer. Immature berry 3–4 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Dec to beginning of next year, fr. Aug.

About 1500 m. SW Sichuan (Huili), SE Yunnan (Qiubei).


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