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Agapetes linearifolia C. B. Clarke


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 30–40 cm tall, slightly branched, glabrous. Root tubers pointed-ovoid. Twigs terete, 1–2 mm in diam. Leaves scattered; petiole robust, 2–4 mm; leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 10–15 × 0.7–1.3 cm, leathery, glabrous, secondary veins ca. 10 pairs, inconspicuous abaxially, base obtuse, margin strongly revolute, entire, without basal glands, apex acuminate. Inflorescences corymbose, pendent, 8-flowered; peduncle rose, 0.7–2 (–4.2) cm. Pedicel scarlet, ca. 2.2 cm, fleshy, cup-shaped apically. Calyx tube scarlet, 2–3 mm; limb 5-veined, divided ca. 1/2 or more; lobes triangular, 3–4 mm. Corolla green, glaucous, tubular-conical, 1.3–1.5 cm; lobes erect, triangular, ca. 1.3 mm. Filaments ca. 5 mm, glabrous; anthers 0.8–1 cm, thecae scabrous-papillate, tubules to 1.5 × as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. Apr.

The above description follows that of Airy Shaw (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: 41–42. 1935).

Temperate rain forests, epiphytic on trees; ca. 1800 m. SE Xizang.


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