Rhododendron irroratum

Rhododendron irroratum (露珠杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to northern Vietnam and western Guizhou, southwestern Sichuan, and northern and southeastern Yunnan, China, where it grows at altitudes of 1,700–3,500 m (5,600–11,500 ft). It is an erect evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 2–4 m (6.6–13.1 ft) in cultivation, but may be double that size in the wild.[1] The leathery leaves are oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 7–14 by 2–4 cm in size. The flowers are variable in colour, and may be white or yellowish to violet-rose, but always spotted with greenish or purple flecks.[1]

Rhododendron irroratum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
R. irroratum
Binomial name
Rhododendron irroratum


  1. ^ a b "Rhododendron Subsect. Irroratum". Trees and Shrubs Online. International Dendrology Society. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  • " Rhododendron irroratum", Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 34: 280. 1887.

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