6184.000 Rhododendron L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs; terrestrial or epiphytic; variously hairy, hairs usually tangled and coming away in a layer. Leaves alternate, sometimes clustered at stem apex; margins entire, very rarely crenulate. Inflorescence racemes or corymbs, mostly terminal, sometimes lateral; few- to many-flowered. Calyx persistent, 5-8 lobed; corolla funnelform, campanulate, tubular, regular or slightly zygomorphic, 5(-8) lobed. Fruit capsule cylindric, coniform or ovoid, sometimes curved, indehiscent from top. Seeds numerous, minute, always winged or both ends with appendages.

Worldwide: 850 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia, Europe, North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Rhododendron
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Rhododendron

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhododendron
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhododendron
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhododendron
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rhododendron
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iNaturalist: Rhododendron
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhododendron
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhododendron
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhododendron
Plants of the World Online: Rhododendron
Tropicos: Rhododendron
Wikipedia: Rhododendron

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhododendron.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1753, retrieved 28 May 2024

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