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  Rhododendron simsii
 
  Family: ERICACEAE
  Citation:  Rhododendron simsii Planch., Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 9: 78. 1853-1854.
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  Description: Shrubs, 2-5 m tall; branches many and fine, densely shiny brown appressed-setose, setae flat. Leaf blade ovate, elliptic-ovate or obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5-5 × 0.5-3 cm; base cuneate or broadly cuneate; margin slightly revolute, finely toothed; apex shortly acuminate; petiole 2-6 mm. Inflorescence 2-3(-6)-flowered; pedicel ca. 0.8 cm, densely shiny brown appressed-setose. Calyx deeply lobed; lobes triangular-long-ovate, ca. 5 mm, coarsely appressed-hairy, margin ciliate. Corolla broadly funnelform, rose, bright to dark red, or to rose-pink, with dark red flecks on upper lobes, 3.5-4 × 1.5-2 cm, lobes obovate, 2.5-3 cm. Stamens 10, ca. as long as corolla, filaments pubescent below. Ovary ovoid, 10-locular, densely shiny brown-strigose; style exserted, glabrous. Capsule ovoid, up to 10 mm, densely strigose, calyx persistent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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