Rhododendron minus

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Rhododendron minus
Rhododendron minus Gil.jpg
Photo taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Species: R. minus
Binomial name
Rhododendron minus
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Natural range of Rhododendron minus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Piedmont rhododendron, Gorge rhododendron

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: none

Varieties: Rh. minus var. minus


A description of Rhododendron minus is provided in The Flora of North America.




R. minus occurs in sandhill and pine flatwoods communities, as well as the edges of titi bogs.[1] However, it can also be found in disturbed areas, including titi swamps in heavily logged pinewoods and slash pine plantations.[1]

Associated species include Serenoa repens, Ilex glabra, Lyonia ferrugunea, Ilex coriacea, Lyonia lucida, Cyrilla, Quercus nigra, Cliftonia, Rhododendron canescens, Vaccimum arobreum, Hamamelis virginica, Pinus elliottii, Illicium floridanum, Quercus pumila,Pinus palustris, Quercus laevis, Quercus chapmanii, Quercus geminata, and Magnolia grandiflora.[1]


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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Gary Schultz, Loran C. Anderson, Angus Gholson, Rick Holden, Robert K. Godfrey, Ann M. Redmond, Mark A Garland, J. O. Boynton, H. R. Totten, Addie Totten, Steve Leonard, and W. D. Reese. States and Counties: Florida: Clay, Gadsden, Gulf, Leon, and Liberty.