Rhododendron kanehirae E. H. Wilson



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rhododendron kanehirai Wilson


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild. Listed as extinct by (Humphreys et al., 2019).

Last record: 1984

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild





Biology & Ecology










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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

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