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Agapetes brandisiana W. E. Evans


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs glabrous. Roots spindle-shaped. Twigs angled, 5–8 mm in diam. Leaves scattered, subsessile; leaf blade narrowly oblong, 10–17 × 2.5–3.8 cm, leathery, secondary veins ca. 12 pairs, raised, base narrowly rounded, margin plane, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex acuminate. Inflorescences corymbose, inserted on mature stem, 3–4 cm, 3–5-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm. Pedicel 1–1.5 cm, conspicuously cupular at apex. Calyx tube shortly tubular, ca. 5 mm, swollen at middle; limb divided ca. 1/2; lobes triangular-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Corolla red, with zig-zag bands, tubular, 2.2–2.6 cm, not angled; lobes recurved, triangular, 5–6 mm; filaments 6–7 mm, base adnate to corolla tube, apex pubescent; anthers 2.2–2.6 cm, thecae papillate, tubules ca. 3.5 × as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fr. Feb–Apr.

Rain forests, epiphytic on old trees; 1500–1800 m. SW Yunnan [N Myanmar (Kachin)].


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