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34. Agapetes mitrarioides J. D. Hooker ex C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 447. 1881.

亮红树萝卜 liang hong shu luo bo

Shrubs small, much branched. Twigs terete, ca. 1 mm in diam., densely brown hispidulous. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate, 1.2–1.8 × 0.6–1.2 cm, rigidly leathery, secondary veins inconspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate, margin plane, remotely shallowly rigidly serrate, apex acute. Inflorescences corymbose, 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 1.5–1.7 cm, very slender, puberulous. Pedicel 1.6–2 cm, slender, puberulous, expanded apically. Calyx tube ca. 6 mm, puberulous; limb divided ca. 1/2; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm. Corolla bright red, tubular, 2–2.5 cm, puberulous on angles; lobes triangular, 2–3 mm. Berry unknown.

Forests, epiphytic on trees, rocks. SE Xizang.

One of us (Stevens) questions whether this is a good species.


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