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Vaccinium trichocladum

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, occasionally small trees, evergreen, 3–8 m tall. Twigs rounded, densely or sparsely glandular setose and hispidulous, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves scattered; petiole 2–4 mm, indumentum same as twigs; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 4–9 × 2–3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially hispidulous, intermixed glandular setose on midvein, adaxially densely hispidulous on midvein, otherwise glabrous, secondary veins 8–10 pairs, raised abaxially, flat adaxially, fine veins raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base rounded or slightly cordate, margin plane, spiniform-dentate or subentire, apex acuminate. Inflorescences pseudoterminal, racemose, 4–8 cm, densely hispidulous, pubescent, or glabrous, many flowered; bracts oblong or oblong-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm, margin glandular fimbriate. Pedicel 3–4 mm, indumentum as on rachis. Hypanthium ca. 1 mm, hairy or glabrous; calyx limb divided to near base; calyx lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Corolla white, tubular-urceolate, 5–6 mm, glabrous; lobes reflexed, ca. 1 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, densely hairy; anthers ca. 3 mm, with 2 spurs; tubules 1.5–2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, red, globose, 5–6 mm in diam., hispidulous. Fl. Apr, fr. May–Sep.

Forests, open mountain slopes; 200–700 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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