10 Facts About Rhododendron


Rhododendron are characterised by having inflorescences with scarious perulae, a chromosome number of x=13, fruit that has a septicidal capsule, an ovary that is superior, stamens that have no appendages, and agglutinate pollen.

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Rhododendron is the largest genus in the family Ericaceae, with over 1000 species, and is morphologically diverse.

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The Species of Rhododendron referred to this series concept as the Balfourian system.

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The largest of these is subgenus Rhododendron, containing nearly half of all known species and all of the lepidote species.

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Species of the genus Rhododendron are widely distributed between latitudes 80°N and 20°S and are native to areas from North America to Europe, Russia, and Asia, and from Greenland to Queensland, Australia and the Solomon Islands.

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Rhododendron ponticum has become invasive in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Rhododendron is extremely toxic to horses, with some animals dying within a few hours of ingesting the plant, although most horses tend to avoid it if they have access to good forage.

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Rhododendron arboreum is the state tree of the state of Uttarakhand, India.

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Rhododendron is the provincial flower of Jiangxi, China and the state flower of Nagaland, the 16th state of the Indian Union.

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Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, where the flower is considered edible and enjoyed for its sour taste.

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