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A rather young plant.

The flowers by ©Tony Conlon RBGE.

The rather large leaves.

Author: Hermann Otto Sleumer, 1940
Origin:  Bhutan, China, India, Tibet
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres?
Height:  35 Centimetres?
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pentapterygium flavum, William Jackson Hooker, 1856.
Thybaudia flava,
Thomas Nuttall.
Agapetes flava var. nagensis, Banik & Sanjappa.

This member of the Ericaceae family was given this name by Hermann Otto Sleumer in 1940. It is found in Bhutan, China, India and Tibet, growing as an epiphyte with quite some water and some sun from 1200-1500 metres. The caudex might grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant might grow to 35 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from 'agapétos' meaning 'lovely', referring to the flower. Same with the species name, this time is means 'yellow'.

The caudex of a pot-grown plant.