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14. Agapetes flava (J. D. Hooker) Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 70: 105. 1939.

黄花树萝卜 huang hua shu luo bo

Pentapterygium flavum J. D. Hooker, Bot. Mag. 82: t. 4910. 1856.

Shrubs. Twigs terete, glabrous or pubescent towards apices. Leaves scattered; petiole 3–4 mm; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, 5–9 × ca. 3.4 cm, leathery, abaxially silky-hairy on midvein, adaxially rugose with fine veins, glabrous, base rounded, margin serrate, apex acute. Inflorescences corymbose, pendulous or nodding. Pedicel red, ca. 2 cm, pubescent, expanded upwards. Calyx tube yellowish, rounded, 5-winged; lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 8 mm, striate, pubescent. Corolla yellow, tubular, ca. 1.7 cm, inflated at middle, angled, puberulous; lobes recurved, small. Filaments pubescent; anthers with tubules ca. 3.5 × as long as thecae, with 2 spurs. Berry ca. 8 mm in diam.

Forests, epiphytic on trees; 1200–1500 m. SE Xizang [NE India].

The above description follows that in the protologue.


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