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       Rhododendron barbatum

 

Genus Rhododendron barbatum
Subgenus Hymenanthes
Section Hymenanthes
Series Campanulatum
Subseries Campanulatum
Flowering

March - April

Description

Shrubs to trees, branched, compressed trunk, covered with reddish papery bark.

Uses

 

Altitude

8000ft - 12000ft.

Leaves

3000m - 5500m.

Flower

bright coloured flower, red to crimson  closely packed in tuff. 

Corolla

Campanulate, bright scarlet, nectarines at the base.  

Calyx Six numbers, deeply cut, orate lobes.
Stamena  10, glabrous. 
Capsule endorsed in persistent calyx.
Filament

 

Ovary  
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 ).  

 

History

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Distribution
Rarity Status
L.K Rai Notes
Uses
Bibliography
 

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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The Genus

Bibliography

 

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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