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Rhododendron  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 23700

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Ledum L.
    X Ledodendron F. de Vos
  Common Name(s): azaleas [English]
    rhododendron [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyEricaceae  – heaths, éricacées  
                               GenusRhododendron L. – azaleas, rhododendron  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Rhododendron alabamense Rehder – Alabama azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron albiflorum Hook. – white rhododendron, Cascade azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron arborescens (Pursh) Torr. – sweet azalea, smooth azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron atlanticum (Ashe) Rehder – dwarf azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron austrinum (Small) Rehder – Florida azalea, orange azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron X bakeri (Lemmon & McKay) Hume (pro sp.) – Baker's rhododendron 
                                  Species Rhododendron brachycarpum D. Don ex G. Don  
                                  Species Rhododendron calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr. – flame azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron canadense (L.) Torr. – rhodora 
                                  Species Rhododendron canescens (Michx.) Sweet – Piedmont azalea, mountain azalea, southern pinxterbloom azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron catawbiense Michx. – Catawba rhododendron, Catawba rosebay, purple laurel, mountain rosebay 
                                  Species Rhododendron columbianum (Piper) Harmaja – western Labrador tea 
                                  Species Rhododendron cumberlandense E.L. Braun – Cumberland rhododendron, Cumberland azalea, diploid flame azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron eastmanii Kron & Creel – Santee azalea, May white azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron eriocarpum (Hayata) Nakai  
                                  Species Rhododendron ferrugineum L. – alpine-rose, alpenrose 
                                  Species Rhododendron flammeum (Michx.) Sarg. – Piedmont azalea, Oconee azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron groenlandicum (Oeder) Kron & Judd – bog Labrador tea 
                                  Species Rhododendron japonicum (A. Gray) Sur. – Japanese azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron kaempferi Planch.  
                                  Species Rhododendron kiusianum Makino  
                                  Species Rhododendron konori Becc. – Konor rhododendron 
                                  Species Rhododendron lapponicum (L.) Wahlenb. – Lapland rosebay 
                                  Species Rhododendron ledebourii Pojark.  
                                  Species Rhododendron luteum Sweet  
                                  Species Rhododendron macrophyllum D. Don – Pacific rhododendron, California rhododendron 
                                  Species Rhododendron maximum L. – rosebay rhododendron, rosebay, great laurel 
                                  Species Rhododendron minus Michx. – Piedmont rhododendron 
                                  Species Rhododendron molle (Blume) G. Don  
                                  Species Rhododendron occidentale (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray – California azalea, Sonoma azalea, western azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron X pennsylvanicum Rehder – Pennsylvania rhododendron 
                                  Species Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners – pinxterbloom azalea, pink azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron prinophyllum (Small) Millais – roseshell azalea, early azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron prunifolium (Small) Millais – plumleaf azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron schlippenbachii Maxim.  
                                  Species Rhododendron tomentosum Harmaja – marsh Labrador tea 
                                  Species Rhododendron uniflorum Hutch. & Kingdon-Ward  
                                  Species Rhododendron X vanhoeffeni Abrom.  
                                  Species Rhododendron vaseyi A. Gray – pink-shell azalea, pinkshell azalea 
                                  Species Rhododendron viscosum (L.) Torr. – clammy azalea, swamp azalea, Texas azalea, swamp honeysuckle 
                                  Species Rhododendron X welleslyanum Waterer ex Rehder – Wellesly rhododendron 

  Expert: Walter S. Judd  
  Notes: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7800, USA   
  Reference for: Rhododendron    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Ericaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Rhododendron   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Rhododendron   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Rhododendron   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Rhododendron   
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