Rhododendron indicum

Rhododendron indicum is an Azalea Rhododendron species native to Japan (S & W Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yakushima).[4]

Rhododendron indicum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Rhododendron subg. Azaleastrum
Section: Rhododendron sect. Tsutsusi
Subsection: Rhododendron subsect. Tsutsusi
R. indicum
Binomial name
Rhododendron indicum
  • Azalea indica L.[2]
  • Rhododendron obtusum (Lindl.) Planch.


It is the type species for the Tsutsusi section and subsection, and was the original Tsutsusi described by Engelbert Kaempfer in Japan in 1712,[5] from the Japanese name Kirishima-tsutsuji.


There are many cultivars,[6] including the Satsuki azaleas.



  1. ^ Brit. Fl. Gard. 5: t. 128 1831.
  2. ^ Sp. P1.: 150. 1 May 1753
  3. ^ The Plant List: Rhododendron indicum
  4. ^ American Rhododendron Society: Description of Rhododendron indicum
  5. ^ "Tsutsusi" in Kaempfer, Amoen. Exot. Fasc.: t. 846. 1712
  6. ^ "[Rhododendron indicum] nave rdictionary". 영산홍 (우리 생활 속의 나무, 2008. 3. 25.).


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