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1. Mycetia anlongensis H. S. Lo, Guihaia. 11: 108. 1991.

安龙腺萼木 an long xian e mu

Shrubs, ca. 40 cm tall; branches glabrous or sparsely villosulous. Leaves generally isophyllous; petiole 1-2 cm, densely villosulous (var. anlongensis) or villous and sometimes with black glandular hairs at each side (var. multiciliata); blade drying membranous, elliptic-oblong or long elliptic, 12-17 × 5-7 cm, adaxially sparsely strigillose (var. anlongensis) or sparsely hirsute (var. multiciliata), abaxially densely villosulous at least along midrib and lateral veins (var. anlongensis) or sparsely hirsute (var. multiciliata), base cuneate, apex acute to shortly or long acuminate; secondary veins 14-18 pairs; stipules persistent, suborbicular or elliptic, 5-6 mm, obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, congested-cymose, several to many flowered; peduncle ca. 5 mm. Flowers sessile to subsessile. Calyx glabrescent; hypanthium portion obconic, ca. 2 mm; limb lobed nearly to base; lobes narrowly triangular, ca. 6 mm. Corolla yellow, tubular, outside glabrous; tube 10-13 mm (var. multiciliata) or 15-17 mm (var. anlongensis), sparsely villosulous inside; lobes triangular, ca. 3 mm. Berries unknown. Fl. Apr-May.

● Streamsides in dense forests, sometimes on limestone hill slopes; 1200-1700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou.

H. S. Lo (in FRPS 71(1): 316. 1999) intended to describe two varieties of this species but did not provide a validating Latin description or diagnosis or designate a type for Mycetia anlongensis var. multiciliata. Chen et al. (J. Fairylake Bot. Gard. 7(2): 21. 2008) have re-evaluated these taxa with new collections; in particular, they noted that they cannot confirm the description by H. S. Lo of black glandular trichomes on the petioles in var. multiciliata, a character not otherwise reported from this genus and considered questionable.

1 Leaves shortly acuminate at apex; petioles without black glandular hairs at base; corolla 18-20 mm.   1a var. anlongensis
+ Leaves long acuminate at apex, with tip 1-3 cm; petioles sometimes with black glandular hairs at base; corolla 13-15 mm.   1a var. multiciliata

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