Rhododendron niveum

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Rhododendron niveum
Rhododendron niveum - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07606.JPG
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Rhododendron niveum

Rhododendron niveum is a Rhododendron species.[1] It is native to northeastern India (including Sikkim), Bhutan, and southern Tibet. It grows at altitudes of 2600–3500 meters.

It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 2–6 m in height, with leathery leaves 8.5–11 by 3.6–4.6 cm in size. Flowers are magenta to lilac.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hooker J.D. 1852. Rhododendron niveum. J. Hort. Soc. London. 7: 78.
  2. He Mingyou; David F. Chamberlain. "Rhododendron niveum". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 20 May 2013.