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SPECIES: Rhododendron macrophyllum | Pacific Rhododendron
ABBREVIATION : RHOMAC SYNONYMS : Rhododendron californicum Hymenanthes macrophyllum SCS PLANT CODE : RHMA3 COMMON NAMES : Pacific rhododendron coast rhododendron California rosebay Pacific rhodendron TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name of Pacific rhododendron is Rhododendron macrophyllum D. Don ex G. Don [32]. There is a white-flowered form, album, in addition to the more typical pink-flowered form, macrophyllum [30,35]. Since the genus has close to 1,000 species, it has been subdivided. The first subdivision is into two large groups: Lepidote with scales on branchlets, leaves and flowers, and Elepidote without scales. These groups do not hybridize naturally and most attempts to create hybrids have been unsuccessful [35]. These groups are divided into 23 Lepidote series and 20 Elepidote series, each named by a representative species. Pacific rhododendron is an Elepidote rhododendron and a member of the Ponticum series and subseries [33,35,50]. LIFE FORM : Tree, Shrub FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : No special status OTHER STATUS : NO-ENTRY COMPILED BY AND DATE : M. F. Crane, May 1990 LAST REVISED BY AND DATE : NO-ENTRY AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Crane, M. F. 1990. Rhododendron macrophyllum. In: Remainder of Citation

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