Rhododendron nilagiricum Zenker

 
  • Family : ERICACEAE
    (HEATHER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ericaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Key identification features : Flowers light red
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Hooper & Saldanha; Saldanha, Takhtajan & Hooper
  • Collection Date : 11-12-1971; 23-12-1971
  • Collection Nos : 18170; 18232
  • Collection Locality : Below Dodabetta, Kotagiri, Ooty road, Nilgiri dist.; Palani Hills, Dindigal district Tamil Nadu;
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Dindigul district, Theni district
  • Literature : Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Rhododendron nilagiricum. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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