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Taxon: Rhododendron catawbiense Michx.

Genus: Rhododendron subgenus: Hymenanthes section: Ponticum
Family: Ericaceae subfamily: Ericoideae tribe: Rhodoreae.
Nomen number: 5025
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:258. 1803
Name verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Sep-2003
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • catawba rhododendron   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • mountain rose bay   (Source: Castanea 61:119.) – English
  • purple-laurel   (Source: Castanea 61:119.) – English
  • catawba-rododendron   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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.
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:221.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • 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. 1:256.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:119.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Check other web resources for Rhododendron catawbiense Michx.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Rhododendron catawbiense cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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?5025 (23 September 2014)

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