Rhododendron minus

Family:ERICACEAE
Species:Rhododendron minus Michaux
Common Name:Dwarf Rhododendron; Appalachian Rhododendron; Dotted Rhododendron
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Plant Notes:Dwarf Rhododendron is a native evergreen shrub in the Heath family (Ericaceae). It occurs at scattered locations across Alabama. Dwarf Rhododendron grows in rich hardwood forests, usually on rocky slopes or along streams. Dwarf Rhododendron grows from three to six feet in height. It is often colonial from rhizomes. The young twigs are covered in glandular-peltate scales. The leaves are alternate, entire, ovate in outline, and with scattered glandular-peltate scales. These scales are most noticeable along the midrib on the lower leaf surface. Large flora buds are produced at the apex of stems. Flowers open with the development of new shoots. Corollas are funnelform with five lobes. Flower color ranges from dark pink to white. The upper lobe of the corolla has a series of small green or orange spots. The fruit is a capsule. Dwarf Rhododendron is listed as an S2 species in Alabama (Typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state). Dwarf Rhododendron is readily available in the native plant trade. Plants can also be grown from seed, cuttings, or by layering. Plants should not be dug from the wild as they usually have a poorly developed and wide ranging root system and do not usually survive transplanting. Dwarf Rhododendron prefers a moist organic soil with a semi-shaded location. Mulch plants well to prevent water loss.--A. Diamond
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Status:Native, S2 (State Rank), G4 (Global Rank)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyERICACEAE - Heath family
Genus Rhododendron
Species Rhododendron minus Michaux - Dwarf Rhododendron; Appalachian Rhododendron; Dotted Rhododendron

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Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Barbour, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, Covington, DeKalb, Elmore, Henry, Monroe, Tallapoosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC049490 Henry 17 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5240
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
JSU122207 Tallapoosa 7 May 1966 R. Berry
s.n.
JSU
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC047363 Elmore 8 APR 1973 CAMPBELL, BENNY
77
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA000039413 Tallapoosa 07 May 1966 HOCKING, GEORGE M.
5005
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHX.
AUA_ACC050041 Henry 5 MAY 1988 ANDERSON, LORAN C.
S. N.
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC048136 Coosa 5 OCT 1980 WEBB, A. L.
068
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UNA00021964 Cleburne 28 May 1974 R. Kral
53071
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
AUA_ACC011201 Elmore 5 MAY 1963 ROGERS, KENNETH E.
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC060381 Coosa 10 MAY 1997 SCHOTZ, ALFRED
1495
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UWAL0007479 Coosa 28 Apr 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4357
UWAL
Rhododendron minus Michx.
JSU122205 DeKalb 19 May 1999 K. R. Brodeur
2197
JSU
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC014208 Tallapoosa 7 MAY 1966 BREECE, GARY A.
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
TROY000018654 Coosa 28 Apr 2008 Brian R. Keener
4357
TROY
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC043792 Monroe 26 APR 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2417
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA000030789 Monroe 1 May 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4627
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS
AUA_ACC057128 Covington 23 APR 1995 COLVIN, THAGARD R.
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UNA00022009 Chilton 20 May 1973 R. Kral
50225
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
UNA00013541 Chilton 2 Feb 1906 Roland M. Harper
26
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
AUA_ACC049360 Henry 28 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5319
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC049380 Henry 20 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5275
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
TROY000004408 Henry 28 Apr 2000 John R. MacDonald
13819
TROY
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC046075 Barbour 2 JUN 1987 CHAPMAN, LOUIS J.
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UNA00050161 Henry 12 May 1998 John R. MacDonald
11181
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
UWAL0038055 DeKalb 03 Jun 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
14790
UWAL
Rhododendron minus Michx.
UWAL0007480 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4826
UWAL
Rhododendron minus Michx.
AUA_ACC050048 Henry 25 AUG 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5403
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
TROY000038909 Elmore 02 Feb 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
24768
TROY
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC010757 Tallapoosa 5 MAY 1963 COATS, EUEL
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UNA00058849 Tallapoosa 11 May 1999 R. Kral
88318
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
JSU122209 Tallapoosa 11 May 1999 R. Kral
88318
JSU
Rhododendron minus Michaux
JSU122208 Tallapoosa 7 May 1966 K. E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC071127 Coosa 29 OCT 2012 BARGER, T. WAYNE
SP863
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC056240 Chilton 20 MAY 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
50225
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UWAL0016043 Elmore 02 Feb 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24768
UWAL
Rhododendron minus Michaux
TROY000018400 Monroe 14 Sep 2008 Brian R. Keener
4826
TROY
Rhododendron minus Michaux
AUA_ACC043788 Monroe 1 MAR 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2068
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC049516 Barbour 20 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5281
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
AUA_ACC029916 Tallapoosa 30 APR 1974 CLAYBROOK, CHARLES R.
149
AUA
RHODODENDRON MINUS MICHAUX
UNA00057138 Henry 28 Apr 2000 John R. MacDonald
13819
UNA
Rhododendron minus Michx.
JSU122206 Henry 5 May 1988 Butch Horn
s.n.
JSU
Rhododendron minus Michaux
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