R. barbatum

The rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya. Hooker


Garth Wedemire


Marc Colombel


R. barbatum Barthomomew 147
Marc Colombel


R. barbatum (R. imberbe)
Marc Colombel


Marc Colombel



subgenus Hymenanthes
section Ponticum
subsection Barbata

 
Main features of the subsection :

Shrubs or small trees ; young shoots setose or glabrous.
Leaves elliptic to broadly obovate, lower surface glabrous or with coarse bristles or stalked glands, sometimes also with a thin continuous dendroid hairs indumentum. Inflorescence dense, 10-20-flowered. Calyx minute to large and cupular.
Corolla 5-lobed, red, fleshy, tubular-campanulate, with nectar pouches. Stamen 10. Ovary glabrous to densely stalked-glandular, with or without a rufous dendroid indumentum.
 

Rhododendron argipeplum
Rhododendron barbatum
Rhododendron erosum
Rhododendron exasperatum
Rhododendron succothii



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