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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. Himalaya to S. Tibet.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet

Introduced into:

Great Britain

Rhododendron thomsonii Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Assam K000769910
Hooker, J.D. [Cat. no. s.n.], Sikkim K001132850
Hooker, J.D. [XXIII], Sikkim K000769911

First published in Rhododendr. Sikkim-Himalaya 2: t. 12 (1851)

Accepted by

  • Berry, M. (2021). Adventures and aliens news 24 BSBI News 148: 37-44.
  • Gibbs, D., Chaimberlain, D. & Argent, G. (2011). The red list of Rhododendrons: 1-128. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, U.K.
  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (2001). Flora of Bhutan 2: 1-1675. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Sanjappa, M. & Sastry, A.R.K. (eds.) (2014). Fascicles of Flora of India 25: 1-468. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2005). Flora of China 14: 1-581. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berry, M. (2021). Adventures and aliens news 24 BSBI News 148: 37-44.
  • Gibbs, D., Chaimberlain, D. & Argent, G. (2011). The red list of Rhododendrons: 1-128. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, U.K.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0