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Taxon: Rhododendron maximum L.

 
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Hymenanthes
Section: Ponticum
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Rhodoreae
Nomen number: 31441
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:392. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2003
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 19 (17 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • great rhododendron  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • great-laurel  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • rose bay  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • sommarrododendron  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Nova Scotia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Rhododendron&SpeciesID=maximum), Virginia]


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. Chamberlain, D. F. 1982. A revision of Rhododendron II. Subgenus Hymenanthes Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 39:316.
  3. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  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. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  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) 61:119.
  9. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  10. Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  11. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Rhododendron maximum L. :

  • 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.

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=31441. Accessed 14 November 2018.