Rhododendron niveum

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Rhododendron niveum
Rhododendron niveum - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07606.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. niveum
Binomial name
Rhododendron niveum
Hook. f.[1]

Rhododendron niveum (Chinese: 西藏毛脉杜鹃) is a rhododendron species native to northeastern India (including Sikkim), Bhutan, and southern Tibet in China, where it grows at altitudes of 2600–3500 meters. It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 2–6 m in height, with leathery leaves that are oblanceolate to elliptic, 8.5–11 by 3.6–4.6 cm in size. Flowers are magenta to lilac.[2]

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The Rhododendron niveum is the state tree of the Indian state of Sikkim.


  • None recorded.[3]


  1. ^ "Rhododendron niveum", J. D. Hooker, J. Hort. Soc. London. 7: 78. 1852.
  2. ^ He Mingyou; David F. Chamberlain. "Rhododendron niveum". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ The Plant List

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