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Agapetes miniata (Griff.) Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Ceratostema miniatum Griffith, Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 302. 1854; Vaccinium miniatum (Griffith) Kurz.

Shrubs glabrous. Twigs terete, 2.5–4 mm in diam. Leaves ca. 4-pseudoverticillate, subsessile or petiole ca. 4 mm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate, 12–18 × 4.5–8 cm, leathery, secondary veins 11–13 pairs, raised abaxially, flat adaxially, base cuneate to obtuse, margin plane, sparsely serrulate, apex acute. Inflorescences corymbose, 0.7–1 cm, ca. 7-flowered; peduncle 3–5 mm. Pedicel 0.6–2.5 cm. Calyx obconical, 2.5–3 mm; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 4–5 mm. Corolla vermilion or crimson, tubular, ca. 3 mm; lobes triangular, ca. 1.5 mm. Filaments 2–2.5 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 1.6 cm, thecae densely papillate, tubules slightly longer than thecae, without spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. Mar–Apr.

Forests, epiphytic on trees; 1000–1800 m. SE Xizang [NE India (Assam)].


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