Otto Sleumer, 1940
China, India, Tibet
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
flowers are yellow.
genera name from 'agapétos' meaning 'lovely', referring to the
flower. Same with the species name, this time is means 'yellow'.