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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) 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 (as Menziesia ferruginea)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada, [Yukon (s.?)] United States [Alaska (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.w.), British Columbia (w. & s.e.)]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (n.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


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

Check other web resources for Rhododendron menziesii Craven :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?464877. Accessed 8 July 2020.