Rhododendron anthopogon

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Rhododendron anthopogon
Rhododendron anthopogon subsp. hypenanthum 'Annapurna' cultivar
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
R. anthopogon
Binomial name
Rhododendron anthopogon
  • Rhododendron anthopogon var. album Davidian
  • Rhododendron anthopogon var. hypenanthum (Balf.f.) H.Hara
  • Rhododendron aromaticum Wall.
  • Rhododendron haemonium Balf.f. & R.E.Cooper

Rhododendron anthopogon, the dwarf rhododendron, is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae, native to Pakistan, the Himalayas, Tibet, and Myanmar.[1][2] It is used to make an essential oil.[3] Its habitats include open slopes, thickets, hillsides, and cliff ledges.[4]


The following subspecies are accepted:[1]

  • Rhododendron anthopogon subsp. anthopogon – Himalayas, Tibet, Myanmar
  • Rhododendron anthopogon subsp. hypenanthum (Balf.f.) Cullen – Pakistan, Himalayas, Tibet


  1. ^ a b c "Rhododendron anthopogon D.Don". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Dwarf Rhododendron". flowersofindia.net. Flowers of India. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  3. ^ Innocenti, Gabbriella; Dall'Acqua, Stefano; Scialino, Giuditta; Banfi, Elena; Sosa, Silvio; Gurung, Khilendra; Barbera, Mariagnese; Carrara, Maria (2010). "Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Rhododendron anthopogon Essential Oil". Molecules. 15 (4): 2326–2338. doi:10.3390/molecules15042326. PMC 6257328. PMID 20428045.
  4. ^ "Rhododendron anthopogon in Flora of China @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 18 March 2022.