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       Rhododendron cinnabarinum

 

Genus Rhododendron dalhousiae
Subgenus

Rhododendron

Section

Rhododendron

Series

Maddenii

Subseries

Megacalyx

Flowering

April May     

Description

An assuming straggly shrub usually epiphytic on rocks and trees of Quercus, Michelia, etc.growing amidst ferns, orchids, mosses and Agapitos Visible only during its flowering season.

Uses

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Altitude

7000ft - 9500ft

Leaves

bullish leaves with compressed veins, dark green coloured, elliptical obviate. Thick, membranous, plane margin, scalar.

Flower

Trumpet like, scented, magnificent, inflorescence terminal, umbrella head.

Corolla

deep lobed 5, spreading, persistent.

Calyx

persistent, 5 lobed, green, fulvous

Stamena  10, longer than corolla.
Capsule Large, pale, yellow seed.
Filament

 

Ovary  
Habitat and description

large shrub 6900ft.  - small, shrub (Tibet, Bhutan, Assam 5000to 9000 ft.)

 

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

Species
Distribution
Rarity Status
L.K Rai Notes
Uses
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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.

 

Introduction

History

Cultivation

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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