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11. Mycetia longifolia (Wallich) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 289. 1891.

长叶腺萼木 chang ye xian e mu

Rondeletia longifolia Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 137. 1824; Adenosacme longifolia (Wallich) J. D. Hooker; Wendlandia longifolia (Wallich) Candolle.

Shrubs, to 2 m tall; branches hirtellous or villosulous becoming glabrescent. Leaves isophyllous or slightly anisophyllous; petiole 0.6-2.5(-6) cm, hirtellous or villosulous; blade drying papery, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic, 5-18(-35) × 3-7(-10) cm, adaxially sparsely strigillose, hispidulous, or glabrous, abaxially sparsely to densely puberulent or hirtellous to glabrescent, base cuneate to acute and often decurrent, apex acuminate to caudate; secondary veins 13-20 pairs; stipules usually persistent, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 5-15 mm, villosulous or hirtellous, acute to acuminate and sometimes shortly 2-lobed. Inflorescences terminal or sometimes pseudoaxillary, laxly cymose, villosulous to glabrous, subsessile to pedunculate; peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm; branched portion 3-4 × 5-6 cm; bracts elliptic to ovate, 1-3 mm, marginally sparsely stipitate-glandular; pedicels 2-5 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx glabrous; hypanthium portion subglobose, 1.5-2 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes triangular, 1.5-4 mm, with 1 or 2 pairs of stipitate glands on margins, these 0.2-0.5 mm. Corolla yellow, tubular, outside glabrous to villosulous; tube 10-14 mm, inside villous; lobes broadly ovate, 1-1.5 mm. Berries subglobose, 4-5 mm in diam., glabrescent. Fl. summer and autumn.

Forests. Xizang (Mêdog), S Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, NE India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal].

Springate et al. (Fl. Bhutan 2(2): 784. 1999) observed that this species sometimes grows as an epiphyte.


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