Rhododendron lapponicum

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Rhododendron lapponicum
Rhododendron lapponicum serie - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07574.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. lapponicum
Binomial name
Rhododendron lapponicum
(L.) Wahlenb.


Rhododendron lapponicum (Lapland rosebay,[1] 高山杜鹃) is a rhododendron species found in subarctic regions around the world, where it grows at altitudes ranging from sea level to 1900 meters. It is a shrub that grows to 0.2–0.45 m in height, with leaves that are oblong-elliptic or ovate-elliptic to oblong-obovate, 0.4–1.5 by 0.2–0.5 cm in size. Flowers are reddish or purple.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Azalea lapponica L.
  • Rhododendron confertissimum Nakai
  • Rhododendron lapponicum subsp. parvifolium (Adams) T. Yamaz.
  • Rhododendron palustre Turcz.
  • Rhododendron parviflorum F. Schmidt
  • Rhododendron parvifolium Adams
  • Rhododendron parvifolium subsp. confertissimum (Nakai) A.P. Khokhr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhododendron lapponicum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 21 October 2015.