Rhododendron occidentale

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Rhododendron occidentale


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Ericoideae
Tribus: Rhodoreae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: R. subg. Hymenanthes
Sectio: R. sect. Pentanthera
Subsectio: R. subsect. Pentanthera
Species: Rhododendron occidentale
Varietates: R. o. var. californicum – R. o. var. paludosum – R. o. var. sonomense



Rhododendron occidentale (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray (1876)


  • Basionym
    • Azalea occidentalis Torr. & A.Gray, Pacif. Railr. Rep. (Torrey) 4(5): 116. 1857.




Native distribution areas:
  • 'Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • USA (California, Oregon)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Western azalea
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