Agapetes variegata (Roxb.) D.Don ex G.Don

 
  • Family : ERICACEAE
    (Heather Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RHODODENDRON FAMILY (बुराँश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Ericaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ceratostema variegatum Roxb.; Thibaudia variegata (Roxb.) Royle; Vaccinium variegatum (Roxb.) Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Agapetes variegata (Roxb.) D.Don ex G.Don
  • Habit : Epiphytic shrub
  • Key identification features : Epiphytic shrubs; stems swollen, spindle shaped; Leaves tufted, in false whorls, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, cuneate at base with 2 glands, margin entire; Flowers in 4 - 10- flowered fascicles; corolla scarlet purple or pink with purple transverse markings; Fruits subglobose with persistent sepals.
  • Flower, Fruit : November- April
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Changlang, Dibang valley, Lohit, Siang
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar
  • Literature :
    • G.S Giri., A.Pramanik., H.J. Chowdhery., G.D Pal and S.K. Das (2008). Materials for Arunachal Pradesh, Vol (2), Pg: 68
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Agapetes variegata. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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