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Agapetes aborensis Airy-Shaw


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 0.3–0.4 m tall. Twigs angled, 3–5 mm in diam., glabrous. Leaves pseudoverticillate; petiole very short or leaves subsessile; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 8–11 × 2–3.6 cm, rigidly leathery, glabrous, marginal vein distinct, fine veins raised on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Inflorescences racemose, ca. 1 cm, 2–8-flowered; peduncle densely brown glandular hispidulous. Pedicel 5–6 mm, glandular hispidulous. Calyx tube 1–1.5 mm, glandular hispidulous; limb divided to base; lobes lanceolate-subulate, 3–5 mm. Corolla dark red, tubular, 1.6–1.8 cm, 5-angled, glabrous or sparsely setulose on angle; lobes ovate, ca. 1 mm. Filaments ca. 2 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 1.4 cm, thecae papillate, base shortly caudate, tubules nearly 2 × as long as thecae, with 2 minute spurs towards apex. Berry unknown. Fl. Jan–Feb.

Forests, epiphytic on trees; 400–700 m. SE Xizang.


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