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         Rhododendron aeruginosum

 

Genus Rhododendron aeruginosum
Subgenus Hymenanthes
Section Hymenanthes Aeroginosum
Series Campanulatum
Subseries Campanulatum
Flowering

May June

Description

Branched shrub, 1.5m high, grayish brown bark and peels off in pink  flakes.

Uses  
Altitude 4500m - 5000m
Leaves

50-75mm long x 30-45mm broad, elliptical, tough, cordate at the base and mucronate at apex, margins recurved, matte leaf surface. bright green, glabrous ventral surface covered by rusty -brown tomentum, midrib and lateral vein also covered with tomentum. petioles 4-5mm.  borne on glabrous pedicles 15-20 mm long.

Corolla

broadly campanulate, 25-28mm long x 30 - 35mm broad, 5- lobed, lobes shortly   sub divided, lobules rounded.

Calyx  
Stamena 10 in numbers
Capsule  
Filament

brownish black

Ovary 5 - celled, glabrous, dark brownish - black.
Habitat and description  

 

Rhododendron

   Amongst the many floral treaties of Sikkim Himalaya one of the earliest ones may be found over the genus Rhododendron (Gk. rhodo = red, dendrons = tree ).  

 

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Orchid

  Orchid known for their brilliance in colors, unusual shapes attractive growth habits, variety in fragrance and exquisite beauty can attract any nature lovers.

 

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Medicinal Plant

Sikkim with its total geographical area of 7,096 sq km is bestowed with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

 
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