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45. Agapetes mannii Hemsley, Gard. Chron., ser. 3. 12: 364. 1892.

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Agapetes mannii

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Agapetes yunnanensis Franchet.

Shrubs 0.3–0.6(–1) m tall. Rootstock tuberous. Twigs terete, 1–1.8 mm in diam., densely puberulous when young, hairs in small groups. Leaves crowded; petiole ca. 2 mm, densely puberulous; leaf blade obovate, elliptic, or spatulate, 1.1–2.5 × 0.5–1.1 cm, leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially puberulous on midvein, otherwise glabrous, sometimes slightly transversely bullate, secondary veins 3 or 4 pairs, barely conspicuous, base cuneate, margin recurved, entire, with 1, rarely 2 subbasal glands per side, apex rounded, emarginate. Flowers solitary or 2 together. Pedicel 4–8 mm, glabrous, not swollen. Calyx tube 1.5–2 mm, densely puberulous or glabrous; limb divided ca. 1/2; lobes subtriangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white or greenish white, tubular, 1.1–1.5 cm, glabrous; lobes erect or ?recurved, triangular, ca. 2 mm. Filaments ca. 8 mm, densely woolly; anthers ca. 6 mm, tubules ca. as long as thecae, with 2 erect spurs. Berry greenish white, when mature bright red to purple, globose, 0.5–1.1 cm in diam. Fl. (May–)Jun–Sep, fr. (Aug–)Oct–Nov.

Evergreen forests, sometimes epiphytic on Quercus, dry slopes, dry cliff ledges, humus-covered boulders, rocks; 1400–3100(–3600) m. Yunnan [NE India (Khasi hills), Myanmar, Thailand].


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