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Agapetes oblonga Craib


Description from Flora of China

Agapetes oblonga var. longipes Airy Shaw.

Shrubs 0.5–3 m tall, occasionally small trees to 4 m tall. Rootstock tuberous. Twigs rounded, 1.3–2 mm in diam., dense–ly white pubescent and densely brown spreading glandular setose. Leaves scattered; petiole 1–1.5 mm; leaf blade oblong, ovate, or oblong-lanceolate, 3–10 × 1.2–4 cm, leathery or pa–pery, abaxially glabrous or sparsely setose on veins, adaxially smooth or ± bullate, glabrous, secondary veins 5–7 pairs, slight–ly raised abaxially, flat to slightly impressed adaxially, base broadly cuneate, rounded, shallowly cordate, or obtuse, margin plane, entire or inconspicuously serrate beyond middle or sparsely denticulate at apex, apex acute, acuminate, or caudate. Inflorescences fasciculate, sometimes on older wood, 1–4-flow–ered. Pedicel 0.6–1.8(–2.5) cm, densely pubescent, sometimes intermixed glandular setose, or glabrous, not expanded. Calyx tube red or reddish green, ca. 2 mm, densely spreading hirsute; limb sparsely hirsute or glabrous, divided ca. 1/2; lobes ovate-triangular, 1.5–2 mm. Corolla crimson or carmine, tubular, 1.3–1.9 mm, 5-angled, glabrous or sparsely hirsute along angles; lobes green or yellow, triangular, ca. 1.5 mm. Filaments 4–9 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 6 mm, tubules ± as long as thecae, with 2 short spurs. Berry globose, 4–5 mm in diam. Fl. Oct–Apr of next year, fr. Mar–May.

Evergreen forests, epiphytic on trees, rocks; 1300–1700(–2700) m. SE Xizang, W Yunnan [Myanmar].


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