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Taxon: Rhododendron roseum Rehder

Synonym of Rhododendron canescens (Michx.) Sweet

Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Hymenanthes
Section: Pentanthera
Family: Ericaceae
Subfamily: Ericoideae
Tribe: Rhodoreae
Nomen number: 31553
Place of publication: E. Wilson & Rehder, Monogr. Azaleas 138. 1921
Link to protologue:
  • • an illegitimate, superfluous name (Shenzhen ICN Art. 52) originally based on Azalea rosea Loisel., nom. superfl.
  • • non Rhododendron roseum auct. (= R. prinophyllum (Small) Millais)
Name Verified on: 15-Oct-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Jul-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Kron, K. A. 1993. A revision of Rhododendron section Pentanthera Edinburgh J. Bot. 50:303.
  2. Shinners, L. H. 1962. Rhododendron nudiflorum and R. roseum (Ericaceae): illegitimate names (Castanea) 27:95.
  3. Wilbur, R. L. 1976. Illegitimate names: Rhododendron nudiflorum (L.) Torr. and R. roseum (Loisel.) Rehder (Taxon) 25:178-179.

Check other web resources for Rhododendron roseum Rehder :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=31553. Accessed 27 June 2019.