Rhododendron grande Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 8: 176 1847. (Syn: Azalea grandis (Wight) Kuntze; Rhododendron argenteum Hook. f.; Rhododendron longifolium Nutt.; Rhododendron wilsonii Nutt. ex Hook.; Waldemaria argentea (Hook. f.) Klotzsch);
S-Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, N-India, Darjeeling as per Catalogue of life;

What is the botanical name of White Rhododendron ? : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB.

What is the botanical name of White Rhododendron ? Which sp. ?
Location – Near Gangtey ( Bhutan)
Date – March. 2018

Pl. check Rhododendron sinogrande Balf. f. & W.W. Sm.
To me appears close.

To me appears close.

It is Rhododendron grande.


…,some flowers were pinkish while some were totally white. Posting few more images.
Is the species of white and pink Rhododendron same or is it different ? 4 images.



rhododendron for id:

rhododendron, ericaceae family,
with white flowers for id
garibans, singalila national park
tall trees over twenty five feet
unfortunately because of the rains most flowers had fallen

second week of april this year

reference flowers of india

This seems Rhododendron grande.

It is Rhododendron falconeri (Ericaceae). Pl. take it as confirrmed id. as I already studied. Actually its area of distribution in Darjeeling Himlaya starts from Tonglu and up to Gairibans, Dodhrey-Tonglu Rd, Tumling-Gairibans rd. Now the species is not common at all.

I find it closer to R. grande rather than R. falconeri as per images at the links.