Rhododendron minus var. minus

Synonyms: Rhododendron carolinianum Rehder Rhododendron cuthbertii Small Rhododendron punctatum Andrews
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 461.

Shrubs compact to straggling, branches not rigidly ascending. Leaves: petiole (5–) 6–20 mm; blade 2.5–13 × 1–5.5 cm, apex usually acute or acuminate, secondary-veins usually not depressed. Corollas 15–35 mm.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Woods and mountain balds, moist slopes, streamsides, rocky cliffs and ridges
Elevation: 50-1700 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ga., N.C., S.C., Tenn.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
Acuminate (?) +  and Acute (?) +
coriaceous +
thick;2cm;3.5cm +
Walter S. Judd +  and Kathleen A. Kron +
Michaux +
smooth +  and vertically furrowed +
not flaky +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
acicular;plane +
coriaceous;membranous +
1cm;5.5cm +
scale-like +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
0.29 cm2.9 mm <br />0.0029 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
white +, pale-pink +  and dark +
rotate to crateriform campanulate cylindric globose or urceolate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Tenn. +
50-1700 m +
undifferentiated +
fusiform +
unicellular-hairy +  and ferruginous-lepidote +
pendulous +  and erect +
usually ovoid;cylindric +
Woods and mountain balds, moist slopes, streamsides, rocky cliffs and ridges +
multicellular +
terminal +  and axillary +
development +
persistent +
fragrant +
8mm +  and 19mm +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
acuminate or obtuse;rounded +
thick;2cm;3.5cm +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
scale-like +
reduced +
not sticky +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
unicellular-hairy +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
4-5-carpellate +
J. Hist. Nat. +
peltate +, glandular-peltate +  and multicellular +
ferruginous +  and ferrugineous +
broad-rimmed +
distinct +
tailed +, flattened-ellipsoidal +  and fusiform +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
included +  and slightly exserted +
unequal +
procumbent +  and prostrate +
creeping +  and sprawling +
peltate +  and capitate +
straight +
Rhododendron carolinianum +, Rhododendron cuthbertii +  and Rhododendron punctatum +
Rhododendron minus var. minus +
Rhododendron minus +
variety +
expanding +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and hairy +
campanulate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br />) +
evergreen +, deciduous +  and perennial +
heterotrophic +, autotrophic +  and mycotrophic +