Rhododendron searsiae Rehder & E. H. Wilson



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?

Last record: c.1971


"It has not been seen in the wild for 40 years – may be extinct in the wild if taxonomy is confirmed and specific surveys fail to find it. Known in cultivation."

(Gibbs et al., 2011:85)



Sichuan Province, China


Biology & Ecology










Cox, P.A. & Cox K.N.E. (1997) The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species. 396p. Glendoick Publishing, Perth

Cullen J. (1980) A Revision of Rhododendron I. Subgenus Rhododendron sections Rhododendron & Pogonanthum. Notes from The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 39(1): 1–207

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)

Gibbs, Douglas, Chamberlain, David and Argent, George. (2011). The Red List of Rhododendrons. Richmond, U.K.: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. 128 pp.

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 Unpublished.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


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