Rhododendron hirsutum

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Rhododendron hirsutum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Rhododendron
Species: R. hirsutum
Binomial name
Rhododendron hirsutum

Rhododendron hirsutum, the hairy alpenrose is one of the species of Rhododendron native to the mountains of Europe. It occurs in the Eastern Alps,[1] and has been naturalised in parts of the Carpathians.[2] It grows on carbonate-rich soils, whereas its close relative R. ferrugineum grows on acid soils; where the two occur together, they frequently produce the hybrid Rhododendron × intermedium.[1]


  1. ^ a b M. A. Fischer, W. Adler & K. Oswald (2005). "Alpenrose, Almrausch, Azalee / Rhododendron". Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (in German) (2nd ed.). Land Oberösterreich, Biologiezentrum des OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz. pp. 661–662. ISBN 978-3-85474-140-4. 
  2. ^ Vít Bojňanský & Agáta Fargašová (2007). Atlas of Seeds and Fruits of Central and East-European Flora: The Carpathian Mountains Region. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5361-0. 

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