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Agapetes lobbii C. B. Clarke


Description from Flora of China

Agapetes corallina Cowan; A. stenantha Rehder.

Shrubs 1–2 m tall, glabrous. Twigs terete, 1.2–2.5 mm in diam. Leaves scattered; petiole 3–5 mm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 4–11 × 2–3.5 cm, leathery, secondary veins 5–7 pairs, barely evident, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin plane, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences racemose, 3–8 cm, many flowered; peduncle 0.6–1.3 cm. Pedicel 0.5–1.5 cm, somewhat expanded apically. Calyx tube subglobose, ca. 2 mm; limb divided to base; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 3–4 mm. Corolla crimson, narrowly campanulate, 2–2.5 cm; lobes erect or recurved, lorate, ca. 1.2 cm. Filaments 3–4(–8) mm, papillate; anthers ca. 2(–2.4) cm, thecae papillate, with minute spurs or not; tubules ca. (1–)2 × as long as thecae. Berry unknown. Fl. Dec–Jun of next year.

Forests, epiphytic on trees, rocks; 1300–1400 m. S Yunnan [NE India (Assam), Myanmar, Thailand].


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