Agapetes brevipedicellata (Ericaceae), a new species from Putao, Kachin State, Northern Myanmar

HI-SHUN ZHOU1,2, BIN YANG1,2, YI-HUA TONG3, HONG-BO DING1,2, REN LI1, KYAW WIN MAUNG4 & YUN-HONG TAN1,2*

1  Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

2  Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, P.R. China

3  Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN-510650, Guangzhou, China

4  Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

*  Author for correspondence. E-mail: tyh@xtbg.org.cn

PubYear : 2017

Volume: 331(1)

Publication Name: Phytotaxa

Page number: 117-123 

Abstract: Agapetes brevipedicellata, a new species of Ericaceae from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is here described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to Agapetes pseudogriffithii, but can be easily distinguished from the latter by its nearly fleshy branchlets, linear-lanceolate leaf blades, stout, fleshy, bracteate peduncles, pedicels and calyx pale greenish tinged with pale pink, and stems and branches with prominent leaf and inflorescence scars.

Key words: Myanmar, Agapetes brevipedicellata, Ericaceae, new species, Vaccinieae