T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Rhododendron species:

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids 
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron .
Species: Over a 1000

Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, "rose", and dendron, "tree") is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. It is a large genus with over 1000 species and most have showy flower displays. It includes the plants known to gardeners as azaleas. It is the national flower of Nepal.
The Rhododendron is a genus characterized by shrubs and small to (rarely) large trees, the smallest species growing to 10-100 cm tall, and the largest, R. giganteum, reported to over 30 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged; leaf size can range from 1-2 cm to over 50 cm, exceptionally 100 cm in R. sinogrande. They may be either evergreen or deciduous. In some species the underside of the leaves is covered with scales (lepidote) or hairs (indumentum). Some of the best known species are noted for their many clusters of large flowers. There are alpine species with small flowers and small leaves, and tropical species such as section Vireya that often grow as epiphytes.

Rhododendron 'burmanicum x chrysodoron' .  Rhododendron burmanicum (Seed-parent) X Rhododendron chrysodoron (Pollen-parent). Position Adams Point.

Position Adams Point  Lat 39 3' 43.676"S  Long 174 5' 36.487 E
 
Position Lat 39 4'19.568"S   Long 174 5'44.683" E  Datum WGS 84
 
Position Lat 39 3' 40.695'S Long 174 5' 41.812 E Datum WGS 84
 
 
Position Lat 39 3' 43.068' S  Long 174 5' 39.708' E Datum WGS 84
 
Position 39 3' 42.9" E Long 174 5' 39.6 E Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3' 40.204 S   Long 174 5' 42.512 E Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3' 43.6" S  Lang 174 5' 35".6E Datum WGS 84

At Adams Point Position  Lat 39 3' 43.7" S  Long  174 5' 43.9"E   Datum WGS 84

At Adams point  Postion:  Lat 39 3' 44" S  Long 174 5' 35.3" E  Datun  WGS 84

Adams Point Lat 39 3' 44.046" S Long 174 5' 34.546" E  Datum WGS 84

Adams Point Lat 39 3' 43.954" S Long 174 5' 34.262" E  Datum WGS 84

Adams Point  Lat 39 3' 43.891 " S Long 174 5' 36.077" E Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3'40.339" S  Long  174 5'42.721"E      Datum WGS 84

Position  Lat 39 3'40.945 S    Long  174 5'41.761E   Datum WGS 84

Position Lat 39 3'40.74"S  Long 174 5'42.496" E     Datum WGS 84