Taxon: Rhododendron menziesii Craven

 
Genus: Rhododendron
  Subgenus: Azaleastrum
    Section: Sciadorhodion
Family: Ericaceae
  Subfamily: Ericoideae
      Tribe: Rhodoreae
Nomen number: 464877
Place of publication: Blumea 56:34. 2011
Name Verified on: 13-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Apr-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • false azalea  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • fool's-huckleberry  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • mock azalea  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Pacific menziesia  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • rusty menziesia  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • rusty-leaf menziesia  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • smooth menziesia  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • rostige Menziesie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F CalifJep, as Menziesia ferruginea; Zander Ency, , as Menziesia ferruginea)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Menziesia ferruginea)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Craven, L. A. 2011. Diplarche and Menziesia transferred to Rhododendron (Ericaceae) (Blumea) 56:33-35.

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