Rhododendron dalhousieae Hook.f.

, Rhododendr. Sikkim-Himalaya tt.1- 2 (1849).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya, The. London
tt.1- 2
Date of Publication
after 15 Mar 1849
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
J. D. Hooker s.n.
Hab. Parasitical on the trunks of large trees, especially Oaks and Magnolias. Sikkim. Himalaya : elevation 7,000-9,500 feet.
Type Herbaria
holotype K
Distribution Of Types
Sikkim (India, Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)
Type Remarks
collection: Fl. April to July

Original Data

Reg. Himal

Nomenclatural Notes

(as dalhousiae)


Eponymy: Lady Susan Broun-Ramsay [Hooker (p. 14, last 3 lines) mentioned “… to the Lady of the present Governor-General of India, I have, as a mark of grateful esteem and respect, dedicated the noblest species of the whole race.” Susan Broun-Ramsay (1817–1853) was the wife of 1st Marquess of Dalhousie James Andrew Broun-Ramsay (1812-1860), the Governor-General of India in 1848] Hooker's coining of the epithet dalhousiae by omitting the final vowel in the honoree's name is a correctable error (see Shenzhen Code Art. 60.9)