Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii

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Chapman's rhododendron
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: Rhododendron minus
Trinomial name
Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii
(Alph. Wood) Gandhi & Zarucchi[1]
Synonyms

Rhododendron chapmanii (Alph. Wood) A. Gray

Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii (syn. Rhododendron chapmanii), also known as Chapman's rhododendron,[2] is an evergreen shrub which is endemic to Florida.[3] It is an endangered species.[4]

Description[edit]

Chapman's rhododendron grows to 2 metres tall and has an erect habit. New growth is red-brown, turning gray with age. The leaves are elliptic and are 3 to 6.5 cm long. Pink flowers with 5 petals and 10 stamens appear in the spring (March to April in Florida).[3]

Distribution[edit]

There are three separate populations of the species within Florida, one in Clay County, the second in Gulf County and the third on the county line of Gadsden and Liberty counties.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii (Alph. Wood) Gandhi & Zarucchi". The Plant List. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rhododendron chapmanii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Rhododendron chapmanii. Endangered and Threatened Species of the Southeastern United States (The Red Book) FWS Region 4. (As of 2/91).
  4. ^ "Florida's Federally Listed Plant Species". Florida Forest Service. Retrieved 10 Feb 2012.