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R. selense ssp selense

SubgenusHymenanthes
SectionPontica
SubsectionSelensiaClick to see all Selensia
Synonyms
R. axium   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. chalarocladum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. metrium   (Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. nanothamnum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. pagophyllum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Kingdon-Ward
Frank Kingdon-Ward
(1885-1958)
England, Manchester
Botanical-short: Kingdon-Ward
)
R. probum   (Balf.f.
Isaac Bayley Balfour
(1853-1922)
Scotland, Edinburgh
Botanical-short: Balf.f.
& Forrest
George Forrest
(1873-1932)
Scotland, Falkirk
Botanical-short: Forrest
)
R. selense ssp axium
R. selense ssp chalarocladum
R. selense ssp metrium
R. selense ssp nanothamnum
R. selense ssp pagophilum
R. selense ssp probum
R. selense var probum
In cultivation since: 1917

First described: 1898, (Franch.
Adrien Ren Franchet
(1834-1900)
France
Botanical-short: Franch.
)

Origin: N.W. Yunnan, S.E. Tibet, 2700-4400 meter

Corolla: funnel-campanulate
Leaves: ovate

Habit: terrestrial
epiphytic = living on dead organic material (decaying trees f.i)
terrestrial = in soil (like in your garden)

Winter: evergreen
Bloomtime: midseason
Hardiness: H4
H0 = 0 C (32 F)
H1 = -7 C (20 F)
H2 = -12 C (10 F)
H3 = -15 C (5 F)
H4 = -18 C (0 F)
H5 = -24 C (-10 F)


Predominant color: pink

Height
Height
The figures listed here are the observed size in the natural environment.

The exact location (altitude, sunlight, soil, climate) can influence growth considerably
: 500 cm. (17ft.)

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R. selense ssp selense per country:
(could be a clue for heat/cold-tolerance)

Netherlands : 7
Norway : 1



Natural Hybrids
erythrocalyx =(selense ssp selense x wardii var wardii)


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Rhododendron selense ssp selense
Photo byTheo Damen
Date05 April, 2004
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
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Rhododendron selense ssp selense
Photo byTheo Damen
Date05 April, 2004
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands
Rhododendron selense ssp selense
Photo byTheo Damen
Date05 April, 2004
LocationArboretum Belmonte, Wageningen, Netherlands




Parentage according the IRRC of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hybrids / cultivars where R. selense ssp selense is directly involved:     show indirect inv.
'elliottii x Umpqua Chief', No hybridiser registered, , R. selense ssp selense x 'Umpqua Chief'


Indirect involvement of R. selense ssp selense in cultivars: (cultivar = direct child/cultivar of selense ssp selense)
'Greeley', 1961, Greer, Harold E., Eugene, Oregon, USA'Fawn' x 'elliottii x Umpqua Chief'
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