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Taxon: Rhododendron maximum L.

Genus: Rhododendron subgenus: Hymenanthes section: Ponticum
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Ericoideae tribe: Rhodoreae.
Nomen number: 31441
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:392. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Sep-2003
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • great rhododendron   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • great-laurel   (Source: Castanea 61:119.1996) – English
  • rose bay   (Source: Castanea 61:119.1996) – English
  • sommarrododendron   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Chamberlain, D. F. 1982. A revision of Rhododendron II. Subgenus Hymenanthes. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 39:316.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). ["little garden merit"].
  • Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:119.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Check other web resources for Rhododendron maximum L.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?31441 (03 September 2014)

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