Rhododendron simsii

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Rhododendron simsii
Rhododendron indicum - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC02873.JPG
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R. simsii
Binomial name
Rhododendron simsii
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Synonyms
  • Euodia confusa Merr.
  • Azalea indica var. simsii (Planch.) L.H. Bailey
  • Rhododendron breynii Planch.
  • Rhododendron danielsianum Planch.
  • Rhododendron decumbens D. Don ex G. Don
  • Rhododendron hannoense Nakai
  • Rhododendron indicum (L.) Sweet (Satsuki azalea)
  • Rhododendron lateritium Planch.
  • Rhododendron macranthum (Bunge) G. Don

Rhododendron simsii (杜鵑) is a rhododendron species native to East Asia, where it grows at altitudes of 500–2700 meters.

Description[edit]

It is a shrub that grows to 2 m in height, with leaves that are ovate, elliptic-ovate or obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5–5 by 0.5–3 cm in size. Flowers range from white to dark red.

Distribution[edit]

The species is common in Hong Kong. It is also distributed in Areas south of Yangtze in China as well as in Vietnam and Thailand.[1]

Its specific name commemorates John Sims (1749-1831) who was the first editor of "Magazine Botanique". [2]

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