QBARS - v33n3 A Bibliography on Vireya Rhododendrons

A Bibliography On Vireya Rhododendrons
Richard B. Martin
South Asia Bibliographer
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, Va.

As the renewal of interest in these plants spreads, the need for information about them increases. There is a surprising number of references to them in the modern (post-1960) literature, but no single source has listed this diverse literature. Certainly this interest will stimulate more articles and thus require updates to this present bibliography. There are also undoubtedly many mentions and articles that do not appear here, and suggestions and additions will be welcomed and added to any updates of this bibliography that might appear. The genesis of this work was my own curiosity about the literature which in turn was the direct outgrowth of the combination of the needs of my own very modest collection of these plants and my professional work.
One item in the bibliography demands special mention. Schwartz, D. 1978. is a remarkable work issued by the New York Botanical Garden. Though it lists only a very few items on Vireyas, it is unparalleled in its wealth of materials on the more usual rhododendrons and azaleas. The annotations alone make it invaluable to any grower or admirer of the genus. The present bibliography must be considered only a supplement to this monumental work.
As noted by Hadley Osborn (1973), these plants are known by many names and this confusion only adds to the difficulty of assembling the literature. The material here was gathered from the University of Virginia Library (an extended search), a quick private visit to the Library of the New York Botanical Garden and a day-long search of the collections at the National Agricultural Library. Without the expert assistance of the librarians at those institutions, this bibliography would be very short indeed.

Rh. is used throughout as an abbreviation for Rhododendron, Rhododendrons and as title for periodical, The Rhododendron (Australia).
QBARS is the abbreviation for the Quarterly Bulletin of the American Rhododendron Society.
CRAVEN, 1973, lists a number of bibliographic items dating from before 1960 which I have not included. Several of them date from the Veitch-Javanicum period and are of considerable historical value.
Instead of annotating each item, I have used the following abbreviations to indicate the major or significant matters dealt with.
G - General information (usually includes some cultural indications)
C - Cultural instructions and propagation
E - Plant hunting and exploration (often includes habitat information which can be useful in culture as well as descriptions that overlap S, below)
S - Species, Variants & Taxonomy
H - Hybrids
Especially important or useful articles are marked with an asterisk.


ALLEN, E. F. 1969. The collection and cultivation of Sabah Rh. /N QBARS, 23(4), 10/69, p.209-212. E, C
1970. Rh. brookeanum 'Mandarin'. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Journal, 95, p.229-230. col. illus. s.
1971. Collecting and growing Sabah Rh. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh. & Camellia Yearbook, 1971, v. 25, p.9-19. illus. E, C
1972. Rh. brookeanum gracile 'Raja'. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh., 1972, p.41. H
1973. The cultivation of Malesian Rh. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh., 1973, p.35-38. C
BERRY, R. 1976. [Note on available seed & sources]. /N QBARS, 30(1), Win., 1976, p.40. S
BLACK, M. 1965. Collecting Rh. in New Guinea. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh. & Camellia Yearbook, 1966, v.20, p.78-88. illus E
1966. Hunting Rh. in New Guinea. /N Rh., 5(l), 3/66, p.7-12. E
1967 Notes on New Guinea Rh. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh. & Camellia Yearbook, 1967, v.21, p.98-103. illus. C
1968. Rh. with a bright future. /N Gardener's Chronicle, 163(21), 5/24/68, p.22-24. G
1968a. Historical survey of Rh. collecting. /N Rh., 7(2), 6/68, p.5-16. illus. E
1969. [Same as BLACK, M. 1968a.]. IN QBARS, 23(4), 10/69, p.194-208. illus. E
1971 . Beobachtungen an malaiischen Rh. /N Rh. and immergrune Laubgeholze Jahrbuch, 1971, p. 7-24. illus. E, S
BRYDON, P. H. 1969. Our front cover: Rh. leucogigas Sleum. /N QBARS, 23(4), 10/69, p. 243. illus. S
1971. Rh. from Malaysia. /N Plants & Gardens, n.s.v. 27(2), Sum. 1971, p.36-40. illus. G, C
1976. A new Malesian hybrid. /N QBARS, 30(2), Spr. 1976, p.98-99. col. illus.
H CLANCY, B. 1971. Malesian Rh. in Australia. 1N Rh., 10(1), 3/71, p.13-16. G, C
1973. [Same as CLANCY, B. 1971.]. /N QBARS, 27(4), 10/73, p.237-243. G, C
1975. Malesian hybrid breakthrough. /N Rh., 14(4), 12/75, p.7-8. illus. H
1975a. Three new ideas [Reprinted from Rh.]. /N QBARS, 29(1), t / 75, p.30-32. illus. C
1976. Inventory of Malesian Rh. in Australia. /N Rh., 15(4), 12/76, p.11-12. Concludes /N Rh., 16(1), 3/77, p.12-13. S
COE, F. W. 1961. Javanicum Rh. and hybrids. /N California Hort. Soc., Journal, 22(2), 4/61, p.82-84, 98. H
1967. Malaysian Rh. IN QBARS, 21(2), 4/67, p.70-73. G
COX, P. A. 1973. Dwarf Rh. London, Batsford, illus. p.188-198 on Vireyas. S
CRAVEN, L. A. 1968. Malesians at home; searching for Rh. in New Guinea. /N Rh., 7(1), 3/68, p.11-16. illus. E
1973. Vireya Rh.; a history of their introduction and cultivation. /N Rh., 12(3), 9/73, p.9-15, bib/., spp. list, locations. S, H
CRUTTWELL, N. E. G. 1962. Daga patrol - an account of plant hunting in the highlands of New Guinea. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Journal, 87(2), 2/62, p.78-85. 2 col. illus., map E
1969. The Rh. of the high Daga. /N Rh., 8(1), 3/69, p.11-12. Concluded /N Rh., 8(3), 9/69, p.13. E
DOLESHY, F. 1966. [Review of Sleumer, H. 1966.]. IN QBARS, 20(4), 10/66, p.243-245. photo of Sleumer. G
1977. Rh. on Malaysia's highest peak, Mt. Kinabalu. /N QBARS, 31(2), Spr. 1977, p.7082. illus, bib/. E
EVANS, J.P. 1970. Rh. zoelleri. /N QBARS, 24(4), 10/70, p.224. col. illus. S
1972. Rh. aurigeranum X 'Pink 'Pink Delight'. /N QBARS, 26(1), 1 /72, p.33, col. illus. H
1974. Rh. aurigeranum. /N QBARS, 28(3), 7/74, p.157. front cover illus. S
1975. Rh. 'Dr. Sleumer'. /N QBARS, 29(4), 10/75, p.235. col. illus. [see also Lelliot, T. 1976.] H
GREER, H. 1977. Greer Gardens Catalog. 1977. Eugene, Ore. p. 37. 5 spp. offered. G.
1978. . 1978. Eugene, Ore. p.19. 15 spp. and hybrids offered. G
1979. 1979. Eugene, Ore. p. -.spp. and hybrids offered. G
HEADLAM, A. W. 1968. New Guinea Rh. in Australia. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh. & Camellia Yearbook,
1968, v.22, p.124-131. illus. E, G
1969. Growing Malesian Rh. in Australia. /N QBARS, 23(2), 4/69, p.66-72. illus. C
1972. An interesting Malesian hybrid: Rh. laetum x Rh. macgregoriae. /N Rh., 11(1), 3/72, p.11. H
1972a. Malesian Rh.: something old, something new. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh., 1972, p.38-40. H
1976. A growing medium for Malesian Rh. /N QBARS, 30(2), Spr. 1976, p. 94-97. illus, part col. C
1977. Rh. konori. /N QBARS, 31(3), Sum. 1977, p.158-159. illus. S
1978. Some interesting Malesian hybrids. /N QBARS, 32(3), Sum. 1978, p. 180-182. illus. H
'JACK, F. A. L. 1977. Malesian Rh. /N American Horticulture, 56(3), Late Spr., 1977, p.26-28. illus. G, C
JERMY, A. C. 1967. An expedition to the Finisterre Mountains of Eastern New Guinea. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Journal, 92(3), 3/67, p.117-128. illus., part col., map. [also by C.D.Sayers] E
LEACH, D. G. 1961. Rh. discoveries in Malaysia. /N Garden Journal, 11(3), 5/61, p.99-100,104. E
1961a. Rh. of the World. New York, Scribner's. 544p. Malaysian Rh.:p373, 528-30. S
1974. A new deal with dielsianum? /N QBARS, 28(3), 7/74, p.187. S
1977. Tropical Rh. for cool rooms. /N The New York Times, 12/11/1977, sect. 2, p.43,48. illus. G
1978. The discovery of the Malaysian Rh. /N QBARS, 32(1), Win., 1978, p.2-1 1. illus. [Reprint from Garden] E
LELLIOT, T. 1976. [Letter correcting Evans, J.P. 1975.]. /N QBARS, 30(2), Spr., 1976, p.121. H
OSBORN, H. 1969. Vireya section Rh. in California: a preliminary report. /N QBARS, 23(4), 10/ 69, p.216-221. illus. C
1973. Experts and answers. /N QBARS, 27(2), 4/73, p.112-113. G
1977. Rh. that are drought tolerant. /N Pacific Horticulture, 38(3), Fall, 1977, p.25-26. illus. G
POWELL, T. 1977. Upcoming Vireyas. /N Avant Gardener, 9(5), p.33. [Summary of OSBORN, H. 1977.] G
1977a. More on those marvelous Vireyas. /N Avant Gardener, 9(15), p.1 13-1 14. G
ROUSE, J. 1974. Rh. intranervatum. /N QBARS, 28(4), 10/74, p.251. col. illus. S
*SCHWARTZ, D. 1978. Rh., a selected, annotated bibliography. New York, N.Y. Botanical Garden, Library. 2nd ed., May, 1978. G
SCHNEIDER, F. 1965. Tropical Malaysian Rh. in Boskoop. /N QBARS, 20(2), 4/66, p.107-1 10. illus. [Further illus. /N QBARS, 20(3), 7/66, p.175] [Originally a German article /N Rh. and immergr√ľne Laubgeholze Jahrbuch, 1965.] C, S
SIMMONS, J. B. 1969. The Malesian Rh. at Kew. /N QBARS, 23(4), 10/69, p.213-215. illus. C
SLEUMER, H. 1960. The genus Rh. in Malaysia (Florae Malesianae Precursores, XXIII). /N Reinwardtia, 5(2), 3/60, p.45-231. S
1961. Supplementary notes towards the knowledge of the genus Rh., L. in Malaysia (Fl. Mal. Prec. XXIX). IN Blumea, 11(1), 12/1/61, p.113-131. S
1963. Rh. in Neu-Guinea [in German]. /N Rh. and immergr√ľne Laubgeholze Jahrbuch, 1963, p.7-32. illus. E
1963a. Supplementary notes towards the knowledge of the Ericacea in Malaysia (Fl. Mal. Prec. XXXV). /N Blumea, 12(1), 12/31 /1963, p.89-144. [Rh. section, p.89-114] S
1964. Supplementary notes towards the knowledge of the Ericacea in Malaysia II (Fl. Mal. Prec. XXXIX). /N Blumea, 12(2), 7/15/64, p.339-347. [Rh. section, p.339-341] S
1966. An account of Rh. in Malesia. Gronigen, Neth., Noordhoff. [204 p.], illus, index, keys. [Ser. Javanica, p.606-656] S
1973. New spp. and noteworthy records of Rh. in Malesia (Ericaceae). /N Blumea, 21(2), p.357-376. S
SMITH, E. W. 1974. 'Princess Alexandra'. /N QBARS, 28(3), 7/74, p.190. illus. H
STANTON, D. B. 1973. Vireya Rh. growing in Australia. /N Rh., 12(1), 3/73, p.8-10. C
STONOR, C. R. 1952. Rh. in New Guinea. /N Royal Hort. Soc., Rh. Yearbook, 1951-1952, p.4851. illus. E
SULLIVAN, P. 1972. Rh. wrightianum var. cyclopense X 'Ne Plus Ultra'. /N QBARS, 26(1), 1 / 72, p.14. col. illus. H
1973. 10 years of Vireya Rh. at Strybing Arboretum. /N Rh., 12(3), 9/ 73, p.2-8. [Reprint of article in California Horticultural Society, Journal] S, C
SUMNER, M. H. 1968. Collecting Rh. in New Guinea. /N QBARS, 22(3), 7/68, p.141-144. illus. E
VALDER, P. 1978. A note on some Rh. in Malaya. /N QBARS, 32(4), Fall, 1978, p.206-210. illus., bibl. E
WATSON, W. 1911. Rh. & Azaleas. London, T.C. Jack. [Ch. 9 on Javanicums] H