Rhododendron macgregoriae

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Rhododendron macgregoriae
Rhododendron macgregoriae.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. macgregoriae
Binomial name
Rhododendron macgregoriae
F. Muell.

Rhododendron macgregoriae is a rhododendron species native to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea at altitudes of 500 to 3350 m. It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 15 m in height, with leaves that are ovate-elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 40–140 × 25–50 mm in size. Flowers are light yellow to orange.

R. macgregoriae is relatively easy to grow in cultivation and a popular parent for hybrid cultivars. Today, nearly one hundred named cultivars are of "mac" descent.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rhododendron calceolarioides
  • Rhododendron gorumense
  • Rhododendron hansemanni
  • Rhododendron lauterbachianum
  • Rhododendron vonroemeri

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