1. Family: Ericaceae Durande
    1. Genus: Rhododendron L.
      1. Rhododendron ponticum L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Bulgaria to Caucasus and Lebanon.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bulgaria, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Madeira, Netherlands

    Rhododendron ponticum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Moore, G. [s.n.] 65348.000
    May 6, 1920 Siebold, P.F.von [s.n.], Japan Rhododendron obtusum K000769721
    May 6, 1920 Siebold, P.F.von [s.n.], Japan Rhododendron obtusum K000769552

    First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 562 (1762)

    Accepted by

    • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Gibbs, D., Chaimberlain, D. & Argent, G. (2011). The red list of Rhododendrons: 1-128. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, U.K.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Gibbs, D., Chaimberlain, D. & Argent, G. (2011). The red list of Rhododendrons: 1-128. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, U.K.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0