Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 3: 409-410 409 1821. (Syn: Rhododendron anthopogon var. album Davidian; Rhododendron anthopogon var. haemonium (Balfour fil. & Cooper)
Cowan & Davidian; Rhododendron haemonium I.B.Balf & Cooper) as per Catalogue of life;

S-Tibet, Bhutan, India, Sikkim, Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin) as per Catalogue of life;

S-Tibet, SE-Tibet, Bhutan, India, Sikkim, Nepal, Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Nanga Parbat, Baltistan, Gilgit), Jammu & Kashmir (Zanskar, Kashmir) as per Catalogue of Life (Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 9: 291 1916. (syn: Rhododendron anthopogon subsp. hypenanthum (I.B.Balf.) Cullen; Rhododendron anthopogon var. hypenanthum (I.B.Balf.) H.Hara));
Common name: Dwarf Rhododendron • Hindi: Atarasu, तालीस Talis, Talisiri, Tals • Nepali: सुनपाति Sunpaati • Sanskrit: तालीसपत्र Talisapatra   


 

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An alpine Rhododendron : Mixed thread- 2 correct images as above. 3 posts by 2 authors.
An alpine Rhododendron from Bumla pass- 14000ft, Arunachal pradesh
Is it R. kesangieae? Confirmation requested.


First two images identified as Rhododendron anthopogon & last one as Rhododendron campanulatum by .. in another thread.


 

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a plant for i.d. : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 2 authors.
Azalea sp. or Rhododendron calustrum ?
Recently I had been in Tawang (Arunachal) at the end of May, 2009, it was late for Rhododendron flowering, still we could find some alpine Rhododendron with flowers. One as above, from Sela Pass (13000 ft= alt), identification needs confirmation


looks like R. anthopogon, still for further confirmation specimens should be examined.

  

This dwarf Rhododendron was recorded near Churdhar peak, Himachal Pradesh.
I think this should be Rhododendron anthopogon
Your opinion required..


Yes, R. anthopogon


R. anthopogon ssp. hypenanthum as per Rhododendron species in Sikkim


As per Flora of Bhutan:
subsp. anthopogon; R. haemonium Balfour f. & Cooper, R. anthopogon D. Don var. haemonium (Balfour f. & Cooper) Cowan & Davidian.
Branches without persistent leaf bud scales; corolla (in Bhutan) usually pink or pinkish white sometimes (in Darjeeling and Sikkim) lemon-yellow.
subsp. hypenanthum (Balfour f.) Cullen; R. hypenanthum Balfour f.
Differs from subsp. anrhopogon in its branchlets which bear persistent lanceolate leaf bud scales at nodes; corolla creamy-white or yellow, sometimes (only in Bhutan) pink.
As the difference are difficult to judge from these images and Flora of Pakistan gives Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don as syn. of Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., I am keeping it under Rhododendron anthopogon only for the time being.

RE: Rhododendrons : (mixed thread); 2 posts by 1 author. 1 correct image as above.

I am Nepal and I would like to share some photos of Rhododendrons from Nepal’s Himalayas. Yes R. Arboreum is national flower of Nepal. Here are two species photo from high altitudes. Rhododendron Setosum and Rhododendron Antopogon are from altitude of around 4500M in Everest region of Nepal. I just took them in May. 

Medicinal values:

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R. Anotopogon and R. Celiatum are use for burning incense.

Now a days, some people have been introduced the Tea as well.


I am sorry that name didn’t came. here I am sending you name again.

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Mobile Photo- 199: Rhododendron Antopogon at 4450M ENP

(ENP- Everest National Park, LNP – Langtang National Park)


Mobile Photos 199.jpg is R. anthopogon ssp. hypenanthum as per Rhododendron species in Sikkim


As per Flora of Bhutan:
subsp. anthopogon; R. haemonium Balfour f. & Cooper, R. anthopogon D. Don var. haemonium (Balfour f. & Cooper) Cowan & Davidian.
Branches without persistent leaf bud scales; corolla (in Bhutan) usually pink or pinkish white sometimes (in Darjeeling and Sikkim) lemon-yellow.
subsp. hypenanthum (Balfour f.) Cullen; R. hypenanthum Balfour f.
Differs from subsp. anrhopogon in its branchlets which bear persistent lanceolate leaf bud scales at nodes; corolla creamy-white or yellow, sometimes (only in Bhutan) pink.
As the difference are difficult to judge from these images and Flora of Pakistan gives Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don as syn. of Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., I am keeping it under Rhododendron anthopogon only for the time being.


 

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Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don, a dwarf alpine shrub photographed above Tungnath, Uttarakhand at altitude of approx. 3600 m. Pl. validate.


Sirji, these 3 photos are correctly identified as Rhododendron athopogon D. Don


R. anthopogon ssp. hypenanthum as per Rhododendron species in Sikkim


As per Flora of Bhutan:
subsp. anthopogon; R. haemonium Balfour f. & Cooper, R. anthopogon D. Don var. haemonium (Balfour f. & Cooper) Cowan & Davidian.
Branches without persistent leaf bud scales; corolla (in Bhutan) usually pink or pinkish white sometimes (in Darjeeling and Sikkim) lemon-yellow.
subsp. hypenanthum (Balfour f.) Cullen; R. hypenanthum Balfour f.
Differs from subsp. anrhopogon in its branchlets which bear persistent lanceolate leaf bud scales at nodes; corolla creamy-white or yellow, sometimes (only in Bhutan) pink.
As the difference are difficult to judge from these images and Flora of Pakistan gives Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don as syn. of Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., I am keeping it under Rhododendron anthopogon only for the time being.


 

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This white flowered Rhododendron (R. anthopogon) forms low thickets usually at altitudes above 3500 m asl. Locally called ‘tulishang’, its aromatic leaves are traded as ‘tallish patra’.
The above photograph taken from above Chitkul (3600 m asl) in Kinnaur district.
The above photograph taken in Great Himalayan National Park (3500 m asl) in Kullu district.

Rally excellent photos and identified by him also correctly!


Lovely images … the habitat is also well captured..


R. anthopogon ssp. hypenanthum as per Rhododendron species in Sikkim


As per Flora of Bhutan:
subsp. anthopogon; R. haemonium Balfour f. & Cooper, R. anthopogon D. Don var. haemonium (Balfour f. & Cooper) Cowan & Davidian.
Branches without persistent leaf bud scales; corolla (in Bhutan) usually pink or pinkish white sometimes (in Darjeeling and Sikkim) lemon-yellow.
subsp. hypenanthum (Balfour f.) Cullen; R. hypenanthum Balfour f.
Differs from subsp. anrhopogon in its branchlets which bear persistent lanceolate leaf bud scales at nodes; corolla creamy-white or yellow, sometimes (only in Bhutan) pink.
As the difference are difficult to judge from these images and Flora of Pakistan gives Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don as syn. of Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., I am keeping it under Rhododendron anthopogon only for the time being.


 

 

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Is it some Rhododendron species ? : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Is it some Rhododendron species ?
Place: Chooddhar (Sirmour) H.P.
Altitude: more than 2500m
June 2014

Collected by our Peon 
Habit: A small shrub

Yes a Rhododendron species.

Looks close to R. anthopogon. BUT 2500m altitude is too low for this species which occur in alpine zones above 3200m.


… observation is correct. 
Churdhar (Dist. Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh) is a unique place where due to microclimatic conditions all four Rhododendron species of Himachal occur in a short distance of about 5 kms. The altitude, however, varies from about 2500 metres near Nohra (R. arboreum) to about 3400 m at Churdhar (R. campanulatum, R. lepidotum & R. anthopogon).  It is a treat to trek up to Churdhar during late May to early June to enjoy vast expanses of landscape covered with flowered Rhododendrons of different species..


Yes, its Rhododendron. It looks like R. camelliiflorum.

The plant uploaded  appears to be Rhododendron triflorum


Thank you for your response. R. triflorum do not occurs in H.P. We have only 5 species  (R. anthopogon, R. arboreum, R. campanulatum, R. hypenanthum and R. lepidotum) here.


I hope this is from Himachal Pradesh. It is Rhododendron anthopogon


Thank you … Yes, it is from Himachal Pradesh. 


Thank you all. We had planed to visit Choordhar this year along with …, but finally have to cancel. We will surely visit this year. It has unique FLORA.
Thank you …



As per Flora of Bhutan:
subsp. anthopogon; R. haemonium Balfour f. & Cooper, R. anthopogon D. Don var. haemonium (Balfour f. & Cooper) Cowan & Davidian.
Branches without persistent leaf bud scales; corolla (in Bhutan) usually pink or pinkish white sometimes (in Darjeeling and Sikkim) lemon-yellow.
subsp. hypenanthum (Balfour f.) Cullen; R. hypenanthum Balfour f.
Differs from subsp. anrhopogon in its branchlets which bear persistent lanceolate leaf bud scales at nodes; corolla creamy-white or yellow, sometimes (only in Bhutan) pink.
As the difference are difficult to judge from these images and Flora of Pakistan gives Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don as syn. of Rhododendron hypenanthum Balf. f., I am keeping it under Rhododendron anthopogon only for the time being.


…, six years have passed since I had posted this. I am sure since 2015 that this one is only R. anthopogon


 

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