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Agapetes obovata

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Not the most impressive caudex, but it is there.

Some rather pale flowers by Tony Conlon,

Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1876
Origin:  Assam, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, India
Soil:  Mosses, Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres?
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale - Deep Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Vaccinium obovatum, R. Wight, 1848.
Vaccinium sprengelii
Thibaudia obovata
, William Griffith, 1848
Epigynium obovatum
, Klotzsch.

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 height. The 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'.