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Last updated 11/4/2009 by David Giblin.
Rhododendron albiflorum Hook.[FNA8, HC, HC2]
white rhododendron

Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 43, plate 133. 1834.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Rhododendron albiflorum is especially distinctive due to its axillary, white, somewhat pendulous, and nearly actinomorphic flowers, and it is placed in the monotypic subg. Candidastrum (Sleumer) Philipson & Philipson (W. R. Philipson and M. N. Philipson 1986). It is occasionally used as an ornamental. The disjunct population in Colorado has somewhat smaller calyx lobes and corollas and shorter stamens; it is sometimes recognized as var. warrenii (M. A. Lane et al. 1993). This variety is not recognized here because of the extent of morphological overlap between that population and those of the Pacific Northwest."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Azaleastrum albiflorum (Hook.) Rydb.
Rhododendron albiflorum Hook. var. warrenii (A. Nelson) M.A. Lane