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Agapetes praeclara Marq.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs pendulous. Twigs terete, 1–1.5 mm in diam., densely spreading rubiginous setose. Leaves scattered; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm, leathery, glabrous, adaxially transversely bullate, veins impressed, secondary veins ca. 3 pairs, inconspicuous abaxially, barely evident adaxially, base rounded, margin recurved, remotely 2- or 3-serrate, apex acute to subobtuse. Inflorescences fasciculate, 1- or 2-flowered. Pedicel tinged with red, ca. 1 cm, glabrous, not swollen. Calyx tube ca. 2 mm, glabrous; limb divided nearly to base; lobes triangular, 1.5–2 mm. Corolla crimson or deep red, tubular, 1.5–2 cm, glabrous; lobes green, apex acute. Filaments ca. 0.5 mm, glabrous; anthers 9–12 mm, tubules 2–3 × as long as thecae, without spurs. Berry unknown. Fl. Nov–Feb of next year.

Evergreen forests, epiphytic on trees, cliffs; ca. 2100 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog: Zangbo gorge).


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