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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.
Accessions: 19 (17 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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;

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, Virginia]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  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. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  6. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  7. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976) Note: "little garden merit"
  8. Luteyn, J. L. et al. 1996. Ericaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 61:119.
  9. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  10. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  11. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  12. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  13. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Ericaceae&GenusID=Rhododendron&SpeciesID=maximum target='_blank'

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=31441. Accessed 23 February 2020.