18 th Jan. 2010 / 10.00 am.–  Hakgala Botanical Garden,Sri Lanka. About 5000-6000ft. above sea-level .. a garden azalea, probably a Southern India cultivar. ..; Kyangnosla Alpine Sanctuary in Sikkim; Request for ID – 190410SC3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups High Altitude Shrub – efloraofindia | Google Groups





Langur on Rhododendron (Burans): Burans is disappearing at a alarming rate from Himalayas due to over exploitation. 



Rhododendron for ID 300411MK1: Please help to id this Rhododendron found in a garden. I have also seen this plant in parts of Ooty, Nilgiris.

Date/Time- 09-04-2011 / 04:30 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.2000asl; Kotagiri, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden
Plant Habit-shrub
Height/Length- 1 – 1.5 cm long
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- ca.8 x 3 cm; tomentose
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- red; c 8 cm long
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not observed

the size of flower is about 8cm across and not the length. This is a cultivar perhaps. 

This is  still an azalea
exact binomial would depend on proper id of the hybrid, and then cultivar… azaleas have been hybridized for a few hundred years, first in Japan, China, and then in England and the North Americas….   names, cultivars
leaves and flowers and seedpods when develops (which is now rare in garden plants of the two)  are all distinctly different…  Taxonomy texts should be able to list the difference…
Two broad groups of AZALEAS are sold…1)  a deciduous that is leafless thru the winter  and  2) an evergreen variety that keeps its leaves even under the snow …
The color as shown above  is a common color of the garden variety Azalea … planted everywhere where greenery and a little color is wanted such as edges of large lawns, foundations of the homes as a cover to hide the cement walls, and in Georgia and both  Carolinas in large dedicated gardens… Calloway garden comes to mind in Georgiia … famous for its walks lined by hundreds of (by now 5-8 feet tall) plants of many different colors and cultivars…
At my last count a few years ago there were more than 80 books devoted to Azaleas only (not including the Rhododendrons, which a different matter altogether) …




rhododendron fugens: rhododendron fugens, from ericaceae family
sandakhphu, singalila national park
second week of april this year
unfortunately it was not in bloom
reference flowers of india

I am afraid … this does not appear to be R. fulgens, R. fulgens has shaggy (light brown) hair on the underside of leaves. [This does not appear in few leaves that show underside (?)]

Just out of curiosity i wanted to know what is Rhododendron ? What i learned –

Here is a list of Rhododendron that can be found in Darjeeling – http://darjeeling.gov.in/rhododendron.html.



A cultivated, ornamental, garden bush with flowers of different colors like red, pink, purple, white, etc.
Found in Kodaikanal on 24/10/08.
Azalea but which ones?
Correct id please.

i think this is Rhododendron

This is a cultivated, ornamental hybrid plant commonly known as Azalea and all azaleas belong to the Rhododendron species.




Dalhousie flowers – Al010312: A flower from a garden..
It is in two colours white and pink…
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat Garden/cultivated
Height 18-20 inches
Season March-April




Plant for ID Is it Azalea : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
May I request you to help me ID this plant.

Yes, it is a florist azalea (Rhododendron sp.), probably a Belgian-Indica cultivar.