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13. Mycetia nepalensis H. Hara, J. Jap. Bot. 52: 198. 1977.

垂花腺萼木 chui hua xian e mu

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m tall; branches strigillose or hirtellous becoming glabrescent. Leaves generally isophyllous; petiole 2-4.5 cm, strigillose to hirtellous; blade drying papery, elliptic, obovate, or ovate-elliptic, 10-25 × 3.5-10 cm, adaxially glabrous or hispidulous along veins, abaxially strigillose to hirtellous, base cuneate to acute or attenuate, apex acute to acuminate; secondary veins 10-18 pairs; stipules persistent or deciduous, subovate to suborbicular, 5-10 mm, strigillose, acute and shortly 2-lobed. Inflorescences terminal, often pendulous, laxly cymose, many flowered, strigillose to glabrescent; peduncle 1-2 cm; branched portion 4-7 × 4-7 cm; bracts lanceolate to triangular, 3-10 mm; pedicels 1.5-5 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx puberulent to hispidulous; hypanthium portion narrowly turbinate, 2-3 mm; limb lobed to base; lobes narrowly triangular, 3-5.5 mm. Corolla yellow to deep yellow, tubular, glabrescent outside; tube 8-12 mm, villous inside; lobes lanceolate, 1.2-2 mm. Berries subglobose, 7-8 mm in diam., glabrescent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug.

Broad-leaved rain forests; ca. 1000 m. Xizang (Mêdog) [NE India, Nepal, ?Vietnam].

H. S. Lo (in FRPS 71(1): 320. 1999) reported that the calyx lobes have glands on each side at their bases, but the protologue, Springate et al. (Fl. Bhutan 2(2): 785. 1999), and Deb (Bull. Bot. Surv. India 28(1-4): 124. 1986) said explicitly that this species does not have glands on the calyx lobes. "Adenosacme nepalensis" (Wallich, Numer. List, no. 6281. 1832) belongs here but is a nomen nudum and was therefore not validly published (Vienna Code, Art. 32.1(d)).


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