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Agapetes inopinata Airy-Shaw


Description from Flora of China

Agapetes glandulosissima (C. Y. Wu ex W. P. Fang & Z. H. Pan) S. H. Huang; Vaccinium glandulosissimum C. Y. Wu ex W. P. Fang & Z. H. Pan.

Shrubs. Twigs terete, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., densely spread–ing brown glandular setose or setose. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 1 mm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate or ovate-oblong, 3–5.5 × 1.4–2 cm, leathery, glabrous, secondary veins 6–8 pairs, obsol–ete abaxially, evident adaxially, fine veins barely evident, base rounded, margin plane, entire, without basal glands, apex acu–minate or shortly caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences axillary, racemose, 4–10 mm, with dense glandular hairs, 4–6-flowered. Pedicel 4–7 mm, with dense glandular hairs, not expanded. Calyx tube rounded, ca. 1 mm, usually densely glandular hairy; limb divided to base; lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla red, tubular, ca. 8 mm, with dense glandular hairs; lobes erect or recurved, triangular, ca. 1 mm. Filaments ca. 3 mm, puberulous; anthers ca. 4 mm, thecae papillate, tubules ca. as long as thecae, with 2 short spreading spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. Apr.

The illustration of Agapetes glandulosissima in Acta Bot. Yunnan. 5: 147. 1983 shows the filaments longer than the anthers; the original description mentions the inflorescence ca. 2.5 cm and pedicels 2–3 mm.

Forests, epiphytic on Quercus; ca. 1600 m. SW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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