Rhododendron indicum

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Rhododendron indicum
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Scientific classification
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Section:
Tsutsusi
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Species:
R. indicum
Binomial name
Rhododendron indicum
Synonyms[3]
  • Azalea indica L.[2]
  • Rhododendron obtusum (Lindl.) Planch.

Rhododendron indicum 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.

Cultivation[edit]

There are many cultivars,[6] including the Satsuki azaleas.

References[edit]

  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
  6. ^ "[Rhododendron indicum] nave rdictionary". 영산홍 (우리 생활 속의 나무, 2008. 3. 25.).

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