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: 35

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 edgeworthii Hook.f.
species Rhododendron vaseyi A. Gray - Pinkshell Azalea

Rhododendron vaseyi - 000000000111


cultivar Rhododendron 'Kermesina' - Kermesina Kurume Azalea

Rhododendron 'Kermesina' - 000000000001000

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