Rhododendron indicum

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Rhododendron indicum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Azaleastrum
Section: Tsutsusi
Subsection: Tsutsusi
Species: R. indicum
Binomial name
Rhododendron indicum
(L.) Sweet[1]
  • Azalea indica L.[2]
  • Rhododendron obtusum (Lindl.) Planch.

Rhododendron indica is an Azalea Rhododendron species native to Japan (S & W Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yakushima).[4] It is the type species for the Tsutsusi section and subsection, and was the original Tsutsusi described by Engelbert Kaempfer in Japan in 1712,[5] from the Japanese name Kirishima-tsutsuji.


Cultivars include the Satsuki azaleas.


  1. ^ Brit. Fl. Gard. 5: t. 128 1831.
  2. ^ Sp. P1.: 150. 1 May 1753
  3. ^ The Plant List: Rhododendron indicum
  4. ^ American Rhododendron Society: Description of Rhododendron indicum
  5. ^ "Tsutsusi" in Kaempfer, Amoen. Exot. Fasc.: t. 846. 1712


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