Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G.Don

 
  • Family : ERICACEAE
    (Heather Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RHODODENDRON FAMILY (बुराँश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Ericaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Azalea lepidota (Wall. ex G.Don) Kuntze; Rhododendron cremnastes Balf.f. & Farrer; Rhododendron elaeagnoides Hook.f.; Rhododendron lepidotum var. album Davidian; Rhododendron lepidotum var. minutiforme Davidian; Rhododendron lepidotum subsp. obovatum (Hook.f.) Pradhan & Lachungpa; Rhododendron lepidotum subsp. salignum (Hook.f.) Pradhan & Lachungpa; Rhododendron obovatum Hook.f.; Rhododendron salignum Hook.f.; Rhododendron sinolepidotum Balf.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex G.Don
  • Common name : Pink Scaly Rhododendron
  • Vernacular name :
    • Atarasu, Sumral, Simris, Talshi (Hindi)
    • Bhaale Sunpati (Nepali)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Open mountainsides, moraines, riverbanks, Juniper/Rhododendron scrub, and in open glades in Fir forests; 2400 - 4570 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common between 3000 to 4000 m. altitude in the Himalayas. Flower yellow or dull purple.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : East Sikkim (Gangtok) district
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
    • Himachal Pradesh : Chamba district,Kinnaur district,Lahaul & Spiti district,Shimla district
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Lohit
    • Ladakh : Ladakh
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Kashmir
  • Native : Bhutan, China, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : North-East Pakistan to China (West Sichuan, North-West Yunnan) and North-East Myanmar
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 166
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 1. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 384-385
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 230
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 172
    • Chowdhery, H. J. & Wadhwa, B. H (1984). Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 2. Published BSI: 436
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 230
    • G.S Giri., A.Pramanik., H.J. Chowdhery., G.D Pal and S.K. Das (2008). Materials for Arunachal Pradesh, Vol (2), Pg: 86
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Rhododendron lepidotum. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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