Botanical name: Agapetes odontocera Family: Ericaceae (Blueberry family)
Meghalaya Lantern Flower comes from the Khasia Hills in Meghalaya, where it was discovered by William Griffith in the 1830s. Flowers are waxy, white-red, beautifully marked, narrow-conical in shape, opening into 5 triangular long-pointed petals. Flowers are mostly borne directly on old woody stems, and also in leaf axils. The species name odontocera refers to the toothed, horn-shaped extensions to the anthers. Leaves are long, elliptic-lanceshaped.
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