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Rhododendron


Rhododendron
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Copyright: Mehmet Hamurkaroglu (Hamurkaroglu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 17 N: 73] (3185)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 3:35
Viewed: 3340
Points: 2
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
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Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, "rose", and dendron, "tree") is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. It is a large genus with over 1000 species and most have showy flower displays. It includes the plants known to gardeners as azaleas. It is the national flower of Nepal.
The Rhododendron is a genus characterized by shrubs and small to (rarely) large trees, the smallest species growing to 10-100 cm tall, and the largest, R. giganteum, reported to over 30 m tall.[1] The leaves are spirally arranged; leaf size can range from 1-2 cm to over 50 cm, exceptionally 100 cm in R. sinogrande. They may be either evergreen or deciduous. In some species the underside of the leaves is covered with scales (lepidote) or hairs (indumentum). Some of the best known species are noted for their many clusters of large flowers. There are alpine species with small flowers and small leaves, and tropical species such as section Vireya that often grow as epiphytes.


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Bonjour,

Une belle photo par le joli bleu et sa luminosité

J'ai beaucoup cette plante - dans mon jardin les rododhedrons sont roses.

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