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73. Vaccinium pseudotonkinense Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 440. 1941.

腺萼越桔 xian e yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, sometimes epiphytic, 0.6–1 m tall. Twigs terete, pubescent, glabrescent; bud scales inconspicuous. Leaves dense; petiole 1–2 mm; leaf blade elliptic or obovate, 1.5–2 × 0.8–1.1 cm, leathery, both surfaces initially pubescent, adaxially drying rugose, secondary veins 2 or 3 pairs, inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin revolute, entire, basal glands 1 or 2, apex rounded. Inflorescences from older axils, racemose, ca. 3 mm, 1- or 2-flowered; bracts ovate, ca. 2 mm, ciliate. Pedicel ca. 4 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium glabrous, rarely pubescent; calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, glabrous or pubescent, ciliate and glandular at margin. Corolla greenish brown, 5–7 mm. Filaments 1–1.5 mm, pilose; anthers ca. 4.5 mm, with 2 erect spurs; tubules 1.5–2 × as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, yellowish green to pink, subglobose, ca. 7 mm in diam. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Nov.

Evergreen forests, sometimes epiphytic on trees; 1800–2200 m. E Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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