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Agapetes miranda Airy-Shaw


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs; branches ca. 60 cm, pendulous. Rootstock tuberous. Twigs terete, ca. 1 mm in diam., densely setose. Leaves crowded; petiole 0.5–1 mm, slender; leaf blade broadly elliptic or suborbicular, 5–9 × 4–6 mm, rigidly leathery, abaxially glaucous, drying rugose, glabrous, secondary veins inconspicuous on both surfaces, base rounded or obtuse, margin recurved, inconspicuously crenate or subentire, apex rounded or obtuse. Inflorescences fasciculate, 1- or 2-flowered. Pedicel 1–1.4 cm, slender, sparsely setose, not expanded. Calyx tube obovoid, setose at base; limb divided to base; lobes spreading, ovate-triangular, ca. 2 mm, sparsely ciliate. Corolla lemon yellow, urceolate, 7–8 mm, with 5 wings ca. 2 mm wide, shortly glandular hairy on wings only; lobes spreading, green, ovate-triangular. Filaments 2–2.5 mm, glabrous; thecae papillate, tubules ca. as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. May.

Evergreen forests, epiphytic on trees; ca. 2400 m. SE Xizang [NE India (Assam)].


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