Rhododendron shweliense I. B. Balfour & Forrest



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status



"This species has not been collected for a long time and could even be extinct. Ex situ collections are frequently incorrectly identified."

(Gibbs et al., 2011:87)



Yunnan, 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.

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 Unpublished.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


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