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Azalea lutea  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 894533

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Accepted Name(s): Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: not accepted - synonym   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  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: Azalea lutea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Blake, S. F.  
  Publication Date: 1918   
  Article/Chapter Title: Notes on the Clayton Herbarium (Continued from page 28)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Rhodora, vol. 20, no. 231   
  Page(s): 48-54   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Azalea lutea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kron, K. A.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: A revision of Rhododendron section Pentanthera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Edinburgh Journal of Botany, vo. 50, no. 3   
  Page(s): 249-364   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0960-4286   
  Notes: DOI:   
  Reference for: Azalea lutea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linnaeus, Carl  
  Publication Date: 1753   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Species Plantarum, Exhibentes Plantas Rite Cognitas, ad Genera Relatas, cum Differentiis Specificis, Nominibus Trivialibus, Synonymis Selectis, Locis Natalibus, Secundum Systema Sexuale Digestas. Tomus 1 [1st edition]   
  Page(s): 1-560   
  Publisher: Impensis Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae [Stockholm]   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shinners, Lloyd H.  
  Publication Date: 1962   
  Article/Chapter Title: Rhododendron nudiflorum and R. roseum (Ericaceae): illegitimate names   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Castanea, vol. 27, no. 2   
  Page(s): 94-95   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Azalea lutea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilbur, Robert L.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: Illegitimate names: Rhododendron nudiflorum (L.) Torr. and R. roseum (Loisel.) Rehd.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Taxon, vol. 25, no. 1   
  Page(s): 178-179   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0040-0262   
  Reference for: Azalea lutea   

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  Comment: Blake (1918:53-54) notes that Azalea nudiflorum L. (1762:214) includes the full protologue of A. lutea L. (1753:150), and so is illegitimate (as a superfluous renaming of A. lutea L.), and further, that the action of Pursh (1816:120), in synonymizing A. nudiflora L. under A. periclymenoides Michx. (1803:151), effectively lectotypified A. nudiflora L., and by extension also A. lutea L. Thus, these Linnaean names are no longer referable to the other two species represented by specimens in the protologue (namely, Rhododendron canescens (Michx.) Sweet and R. calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr.). A. lutea L. cannot be recombined as Rhododendron luteum (L.) C.K. Schneid., due to the presence of R. luteum Sweet, so R. periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners is the correct name in this genus. This view is fully consistent with more recent works (e.g., Shinners 1962; Wilbur 1976; Kron 1993)  



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