Rhododendron griersonianum I. B. Balfour & Forrest



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in the wild



Yunnan, China & Myanmar (=Burma)


Biology & Ecology










Chamberlain D.F. (1982) A Revision of Rhododendron II. Subgenus Hymenanthes. Notes from The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 39(2): 209-486.

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Davidian, H.H. (1992). The Rhododendrons Species. Volume III. Elepidotes. Series Neriiflorum-Thomsonii, Azaleastrum and Camtschaticum. 381p. Batsford, London

Fang, M., Fang, R., He, M., Hu, L., Yang, H. & Chamberlain, D. (2005) Flora of China – Apiaceae through Ericaceae. Vol. 14, pp. 260–455. Science Press (China) and Missouri Botanic Garden Press (USA)

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Detuan Liu, Chaonan Fu, Lingjuan Yin and Yongpeng Ma. (2020). Complete plastid genome of Rhododendron griersonianum, a critically endangered plant with extremely small populations (PSESP) from southwest China. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 5(3): 3086-3087. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1800427

Liu, Detuan, Sun, Weibang, Ma, Yongpeng and Fang, Zhendong. (2019). Rediscovery and conservation of the Critically Endangered Rhododendron griersonianum in Yunnan, China. Oryx 53(1): 14.

McQuire, J.F.L. & Robinson, M.L.A. (2009) Pocket Guide to Rhododendron Species based on the descriptions by H.H. Davidian. 692p. Kew Publishing, Kew

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2008) RBGE BGBASE Database. Unpublished. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

United States National Herbarium (2003) A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. 45: 1-590. [searchable tool here:]


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