Rhododendron arboreum Sm.

, Exot. Bot. 1: 9, t. 6 (1805).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Exotic Botany. Consisting of Coloured Figures, and Scientific Descriptions of such New, Beautiful , or Rare Plants as are Worthy of Cultivation in the Gardens of Britain; with Remarks on Their Qualities, History, and Requisite Modes of Treatment. London
1: 9, t. 6
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

& collection: first noticed by Captain Hardwicke on a tour to Sireenagur in 1796, growing in the mountainous tract called the Sewalic chain, which separates the plains of Hindostan, between 75° and 85° east longitude, from the Himmaleh mountains. It is generally found in elewated situations in forests of oak; the soil a rich black vegetable earth, on a stony bed. It flowers in March and April, and ripens seed late in May or early in June, a few days before the commencement of the periodical rains
Distribution Of Types
Jammu-Kashmir (West Himalaya, Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)

Original Data

Ind. or.; Reg. Himal.; Zeylan