Taxon profile


Rhododendron L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Ericales »  family Ericaceae »  subfamily Ericoideae

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Infrageneric classification according to Fang et al (2005).


Fang M. Y., Fang R. C., He M. Y., Hu L. Z., Yang H. B. & Chamberlain D. (2005): Rhododendron. — In: Wu Z. Y., Raven P. H. & Hong D. Y. (eds.), Flora of China 14: 260–455, Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Aceria alpestris (Nalepa, 1892), Phyllocoptes azaleae Nalepa, 1904, Phytophthora cactorum (Lebert & Cohn) J. Schröt. 1886 - Rhizom Rot of Strawberry

consumer: Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Fabricius, 1775) - Black Vine Weevil, Nematus lipovskyi Smith, 1974

Included taxa

Number of records: 38

subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Azaleastrum Planchon ex K. Koch
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Candidastrum (Sleumer) M.N. Philipson & Philipson
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Hymenanthes (Blume) K. Koch
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Mumeazalea M.N.Philipson & Philipson
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Pentanthera (G. Don) Pojarkova
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Therorhodion (Maximowicz) Drude
subgenus Rhododendron subgen. Tsutsusi (Sweet) Pojarkova

Unplaced taxa

species Rhododendron bhutanense D.G. Long & Bowes Lyon
species Rhododendron edgeworthii Hook.f.
species Rhododendron pogonophyllum Cowan & Davidian
species Rhododendron vaseyi A. Gray - Pinkshell Azalea

Rhododendron vaseyi


cultivar Rhododendron 'Kermesina' - Kermesina Kurume Azalea

Rhododendron 'Kermesina'

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