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11. Agapetes graciliflora R. C. Fang, Flora of China. 14: 508. 2005.

细花树萝卜 xi hua shu luo bo

Replaced synonym: Agapetes leptantha Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 13: 483. 1959, not A. leptantha (Miquel) Niedenzu, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 11: 201. 1890.

Shrubs glabrous. Twigs elongate, flexuous, terete, ca. 3 mm in diam. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 1 cm, slender, narrowly alate on both sides; leaf blade greenish or inconspicuously brown and opaque abaxially, drying blackish and nitid adaxially, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 5–8 × ca. 2 cm, papery, base attenuate, decurrent, margin plane, remotely serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 1–4 cm, slender, 15–20-flowered; peduncle 7–10 mm. Pedicel 5–8 mm, slender, shallowly cup-shaped apically. Calyx tube subglobose, ca. 1 mm; limb divided to base; lobes spreading, triangular, minute, ca. 1 mm. Corolla greenish, tinged with red, narrowly tubular, 1.1–1.3 cm; lobes recurved, ovate-triangular, 1–1.5 mm. Filaments 6–7 mm, slender, puberulous; anthers 5–6 mm, thecae papillate, base shortly caudate, tubules ca. 2.5 × as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. Nov.

Forests, epiphytic on trees; ca. 900 m. SE Xizang [Myanmar].


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