Dalton Hooker, 1876
Bangladesh, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, India
||Pale - Deep Red
Vaccinium obovatum, R. Wight, 1848.
Vaccinium sprengelii Wall.
obovata, William Griffith, 1848
This member of the Ericaceae family was given this name by
Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1876. It is found
in Assam, Bangladesh,
China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Khasi of India, growing around 2100 metres
height as an epiphyte with
some water and some sun. The caudex might grow to five
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in
flowers are pale to deep red.
The genera name from 'agapétos' meaning 'lovely', referring to the
flower. The species name means 'upside-down egg-shaped'.