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Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Agapetes
Species: Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens (Wight) Sleumer, 1939

Pentapterygium serpens (Wight) Klotzsch
Thibaudia myrtifolia Griff.
Vaccinium serpens Wight

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Indian Subcontinent
S-Tibet, Bhutan, E-Darjeeling, E-Nepal, Sikkim

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Sleumer, H.O. 1939. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie. Leipzig 70: 105.


Hassler, M. 2020. Agapetes serpens. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Agapetes serpens in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Agapetes serpens. Published online. Accessed: May 25 2020. 2020. Agapetes serpens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agapetes serpens in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
中文: 五翅莓

Agapetes serpens is a semi-climbing shrub species native to the Himalayas, 40–60 cm tall, grown as an ornamental for its attractive pendulous benches of red tubular flowers blooming over a long period. It is mostly grown in climates from cool temperate to sub-tropical. Propagation is from cuttings.

Ellison, Don (1999) Cultivated Plants of the World. London: New Holland (1st ed.: Brisbane: Flora Publications International, 1995).
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