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        Rhododendron baileyi

 

Genus Rhododendron baileyi
Subgenus Rhododendron
Section Rhododendron
Series Galaucophyllum
Subseries Genestierianum
Flowering

May - June.

Description

Shrubs attaining the height not more than 2m.usally covered with brownish scales all over the shoots

Uses

 

Altitude

3000m - 4800m

Leaves

Racemose inflorescence, shiny surface, rusty cinnamon layered  scales below, leather like texture, elliptic to ovate. Leaves are 2-3cm long x 1.2-3 cm. broad  (P&L).

Flower

5-12, rotate, 3.75cm.across.deep reddish purple spotted with the dark color on the corolla , externally lepidote. Style bent downwards.

Corolla

5 lobed, 3 upper lobes spotted.  Calyx 5 lobed

Calyx  
Stamena  5 lobed, 3 upper lobes spotted.  Calyx 5 lobed   
Capsule scaly
Filament

Distributed mainly in florets along with Pine and Tsuga at 3000-4800min S. E  Tibet Bhutan, Sikkim

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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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