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Scientific name: Agapetes guangxiensis D. Fang
English name:
Vietnamese name: Thượng nữ quảng tây
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Epiphytic shrubs. Twigs terete, ca. 1.5 mm diam., setose by dense, dark brown, spreading, glandular hairs, glabrescent. Leaves dense; petiole c. 0.8-1.2 mm; leaf blade ovate, 7-12 X 4-7 mm, coriaceous, glabrous, secondary veins ca. 3 pairs, these and midvein raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, fine veins inconspicuous, base obtuse, margin slightly revolute, upper parts glandular spiny, apex cuneate, setose. Inflorescences fasciculate, from upper axils, 1-4 flowered. Pedicel c. 3-5 mm, expanded apically, hirsute. Calyx tube turbinate, densely hirsute; limb lobed to base; lobes triangular, c. 1.5 mm, hirsute, glandular pubescent; bracts late ovate, c. 0.5 mm long. Corolla white, tinged with pale green, subtubular, 9.5-10 mm, slightly 5-angled, angles pubescent; lobes triangular, c. 1 mm, pubescent. Filaments c. 4 mm, pubescent; anthers ca. 3 mm, tubules ca. 2 X as long as on trees or lithophytic on shady rocks in humid evergreen broad-leaved forests at elevations of 1115 - 1500 m.a.s.l.

Distribution: Vietnam: Dien Bien (Tua Chua), Ha Giang (Quan Ba, Bac Me). China: Guangxi and Yunnan.


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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Familia: Ericaceae
Genus: Agapetes


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