Rhododendron subg. Pentanthera

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Rhododendron subg. Pentanthera
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Rhododendron luteum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Rhododendron subg. Pentanthera
G.Don Gen. Syst. III. 846 (1834)

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Rhododendron subgenus Pentanthera was a subgenus of the genus Rhododendron. The common name azalea is applied to many of the species, and also to species in some other subgenera.[1] In 2005 it was discontinued and its four sections moved or dismembered.[2]

The subgenus included four sections:


  1. ^ Chamberlain, DF; Hyam R; Argent G; Fairweather G; Walter KS (1996). The genus Rhododendron: its classification and synonymy. Royal Botanic gardens Edinburgh. ISBN 1 872291 66 X. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Goetsch, Loretta A.; Eckert, Andrew J.; Hall, Benjamin D. (July–September 2005). "The molecular systematics of Rhododendron (Ericaceae): a phylogeny based upon RPB2 gene sequences". Systematic Botany. 30 (3): 616–626. doi:10.1600/0363644054782170. Retrieved July 3, 2014.


  • Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan.