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26. Gaultheria dolichopoda Airy Shaw, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1940: 321. 1941.

长梗白珠 chang geng bai zhu

Shrubs dwarf, usually prostrate, 5–20 cm tall, much branched below, glabrous. Twigs terete, densely brown hispidulous. Leaves dense; petiole less than 1 mm; leaf blade oblong-oblanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 6–13 × 3–5 mm, leathery, sometimes rigid, midvein slightly raised abaxially, inconspicuous, fine veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex obtuse-acute. Flowers solitary, axillary. Pedicel 5–9(–19) mm; bracts absent; bracteoles 2, apical, broadly ovate, ca. 1.3 mm, leathery. Calyx lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 3 mm. Corolla white, shortly tubular, ca. 5 mm; lobes erect or recurved, oblong, ca. 2 mm. Stamens ca. 2 mm; filaments basally swollen; thecae 2-awned. Ovary glabrous. Calyx at fruiting blue; capsule pyriform, 6–8 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Jul, fr. Jul–Aug.

Abies forests, alpine thicket-meadows, rocky places; 3000–4400 m. SE Xizang [Myanmar].


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