Taxon: Rhododendron arborescens (Pursh) Torr.

 
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Hymenanthes
Section: Pentanthera
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Rhodoreae
Nomen number: 105055
Place of publication: Fl. n. middle United States 1:425. 1824
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2003
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • smooth azalea  (Source: F WVa) - English
  • sweet azalea  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • white-honeysuckle  (Source: F WVa) - English
  • doftazalea  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Pennsylvania, West Virginia]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (n. & c.), Georgia (n.), Kentucky (e.), Maryland (w.), North Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Rhododendron&SpeciesID=arborescens), Virginia (w.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:221.
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  6. Kron, K. A. 1993. A revision of Rhododendron section Pentanthera Edinburgh J. Bot. 50:287.
  7. Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  8. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States (Castanea) 61:124.
  9. Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. (F WVa)
  10. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Rhododendron arborescens (Pursh) Torr. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=105055. Accessed 18 June 2018.