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Agapetes ciliata S. H. Huang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 0.5–1.5 m tall. Twigs terete, 0.9–1 cm in diam., densely dark or yellow-brown glandular hirsute. Leaves borne towards ends of innovations; petiole ca. 3 mm, glandular hirsute or leaves subsessile; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 15–27 × 5.5–14 cm, leathery, abaxially densely hirsute or on veins glandular hirsute, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 6–8 pairs, secondary and fine veins raised abaxially, impressed and subbullate adaxially, base attenuate to cuneate or subauriculate, margin plane, subentire, with 1 basal gland per side, densely glandular hirsute, apex acute. Inflorescences ± fasciculate, cauliflorous, 6–9-flowered; rachis ca. 0.5 cm. Pedicel 1.7–2.5 cm, clavate, densely glandular pubescent. Calyx densely reddish applanate glandular pilose; tube ca. 3.5 mm; limb divided ca. 2/3; lobes red, lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, glandular. Corolla red, with dark purple zig-zag bands, tubular, 2–2.5 cm, glandular pubescent; lobes greenish, triangular, ca. 2 mm. Filaments ca. 2.5 mm, pilose on the edges; anthers ca. 2.1 cm, thecae densely papillate, tubules ca. 3 × as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry reddish, ellipsoidal, ca. 6.5 × 5 mm, densely brown glandular hirsute. Fl. Apr–Dec.

Evergreen forests, epiphytic on trees; 1600–2200 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog).


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