Research Paper

Agapetes rhuichengiana (Ericaceae), a new species from Southeast Xizang, China

Bin Yang, Meng-Kai Li, Ping-Yuan Wang, Bing-Mou Wang, Yun-Juan Zuo, Yun-Hong Tan

Published on: 02 January 2024

Page: 16 - 19

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2024.69.16


Agapetes rhuichengiana Bin Yang & Y.H.Tan (Ericaceae) is described and illustrated as a new species from Southeast Xizang, China. It is morphologically similar to A. huangiana Bin Yang, Y.H.Tan & Y.H.Tong, but differs in having flowers densely covered with white to light yellowish brown villi, shorter stamens, and fruits that are smaller, depressed subglobose, and villous and verrucose.

Keyword: Agapetes huangiana, Floristic exploration, Graciles, Mêdog, Taxonomy, Vaccinieae

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