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Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. hondoense / Honshakunage ホンシャクナゲ

Bloom time: April-June

Ericaceae /


Species in the genus Rhododendron:

Rhododendron japonicum / Rengetsutsuji
Rhododendron japonicum f. flavum / Kirengestutsuji
Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. hondoense / Honshakunage
Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. okiense / Okishakunage
Rhododendron kaempferi / Yamatsutsuji
Rhododendron lagopus / Daisennmitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron reticulatum / Kobanomitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron reticulatum f. albiflorum / Shirobanakobanomitsubatsutsuji
Rhododendron ripense / Kishitsutsuji
Rhododendron semibarbatum / Baikatsutsuji


Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. hondoense / Honshakunage ホンシャクナゲ

Rhododendron japonoheptamerum var. hondoense, an evergreen shrub, inhabits ridge trails or rocky areas deep in mountains in hilly districts, growing 1.5-7m in height, some large trunks measuring 10-15cm in diameter. Leaves are alternate; their blades measure 8-15cm in length, 1.5-5cm in width, long-oblong or obovate long-oblong, leathery, glossy, and tips pointed. Branch tips set many 5cm-in-diameter beautiful flowers facing sideways, ranging from red-purple, light red-purple, and rarely to white. Hairs are prominent on the lower portions of filaments and ovaries inside the flowers. Bloom time: April-June.




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