Agapetes variegata (Roxb.) D.Don ex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 862 1834. (Syn: Agapetes pulcherrima (Klotzsch) Benth. & Hook.f.; Caligula odontocera Klotzsch; Caligula pulcherrima Klotzsch; Thibaudia variegata Wall. [Invalid]; Vaccinium variegatum (Roxb.) Kurz);
requesting id of this parasitic plant found on trees of arunachal Pradesh : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
i am again posting this plant for any kind of identification.
I think Agapetes variegata (Roxb.) G.Don Family: Ericaceae.
From the photos, the plant appears to be Agapetes variegata.
The plant is an epiphyte and not parasitic on the host trees and develops a bulbous base with ageing.
This species is found in NE India in subtropical forests at 2000 to 2500 m alt. and is very attractive in flowering.
A volume on the family Ericaceae (eds. M.Sanjappa & ARK Sastry under Fl.of India series by the BSI) is under final stages of printing and will be come out soon. Pl contact Dr M Sanjappa, ex Director,BSI at …