Names Of Plants: Sense and Sound - Part
Rhododendron Species L
R. lcteum Franch. (L milky) Ch. "milky-yellow r."
R. latum J.J. Sm. (L. pleasing) (LEE-tum) RHS gives definition as "bright". The word means joyous and the French translate it as joyeux , perhaps joyous = bright.
R. lagunculicrpum (L. a small bottle + G. fruit)
R. lmii) J. Sm. (of Robert Lami, fl. 1935)
R. lampngum Miq. (of Lampung Bay, Sundra Strait, so. end of Sumatra)
R. lanatodes Chamberlain (resembling R. lanatum ) provisional name
R. lantum Hook. f. (L. woolly, i.e. indumentum)
R. lanceoltum Ridley (L. spear-shaped)
Tagg (L. wool-bearing, i.e. indumentum)
R. lapidsum T.L. Ming (L. rocky, i.e. habitat) Ch. "stone-growing r."
R. lappnicom Wahlenberg (of Lapland) intr. 1825 Parvifolium Group (L. small leaf)
R. lasiostyum Hayata (G. lasios shaggy + style); collected in Taiwan by Dr. John L. Creech for USDA Nat'l Arbor.
R. latochae Franch. (of Mme. de la Touche, French ornithologist who collected plants in China in 1898) Ch. "deerhorn r."
R. laudndum Cowan (L. must be praised) Ch. "hairy-corolla r."
var. temonse Ward ex Cowan & Davidian (of Tiemu, Yunnan) Ch. 'Tiemu r."
R. ledeborii Pojarkova (of Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, prof, in Dorpat, now Tartu, Esthonia; Flora Altaica; Flora Rossica, 1842-53)
R. lei Fang (of T.C. Lee, who collected in Sichuan) Ch. "purple-gland r."
R. leipodum Hayata (G. leios smooth + pous, podos foot, i.e. pedicel) Ch. "smooth-footed r."
R. leishnicum Fang & S.S. Chang (of Leishan Xian [Co.], Cuizhou Prov.)
R. lepidostylum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. lepis, lepidos scale + style)
R. lepidtum Wall ex G. Don (G. scaly) Ch. "scaly-glandular r."
R. leptnthum F. v. Mueller (G. leptos thin + flower)
R. leptobrchion Sleum. (G. thin + brachion arm, i.e. branch)
R. leptomrphum Sleum. (G. thin + morphe form)
R. leptopplum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. thin + peplos robe)
R. leptthrium Balf.f. & Forr. (G. thin + thrion fig-leaf, leaf) Ch. "thin-leaf-horse-silver flower"
R. leucspis Tagg (G. leukos white + aspis shield)
R. leucobtrys Ridley (G. white + botrus bunch of grapes)
R. leucoggas Sleum. (G. white giant)
R. levnei Merr. (of Carl Oscar Levin, 1887-1928, who collected in China, mainly in Kwantung, 1916-28) Ch. "Nan Ling r."
R. leytnse Merr. (of Leyte, Philippines)
R. liliiflrum Lvl. (L. flower of lily) Ch. "lily r."
R. lindauenum Koorder (of Gustav Lindau, 1866-1920, Ger. botanist)
R. lndleyi T. Moore (of Dr. John Lindley, 1799-1865, Ph.D. Munich; secy. Horticultural Soc. of London; prof. of bot. Univ. Coll. of London, 1829-60; praefectus hort., Chelsea.) He prepared a report on the gardens at Kew which led to the creation of the Royal Botanic Garden. Among his many publications were: Introduction to Natural System of Botany , 1830, Ladies' Botany , 1834, and Flora Medica , 1838. He was a strong opponent of the Linnaean system. Lindleya H.B.K. Neolindleya Krnzl. Ch. "large-flowered r."
R. linere Merr. (L. long and narrow)
R. linearilbum R.C. Fang & A.L. Chang (L. linear-lobed) Ch. "linear-calyx r."
R. lngii Chun (of K. Ling, who collected in no. Guangdong Prov., 1923-31) Ruyuan Azalea
R. lobonse Capel f. (of the Lobo Mts. on Luzon, Philippines)
R. lchae F. v. Mueller (of Lady Loch, patron of Australian horticulture; only Vireya native there Queensland)
R. loerzngii J.J. Sm. (of J. Loerzing, a Ger. forester in the Dutch E. Indian Forest Service who collected in Sumatra)
R. lompohnse J.J. Smith (of Goeroeng Lompoh, Celebes, now Sulawesi)
R. longesquamtum C.K. Schneider (L. long-scaled) Ch. "long-scaled r."
R. longiflrum Lindl. (L. long flower)
R. longiperultum Hayata (L. with long bud-scales
R. lngipes Rehd. &VVils. (L. long feet, i.e. pedicels)
var. chieninum (Fang) Chamb. (of Chien Sung-shu, b 1885 prof, and director of the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica in Beijing) Ch. "Jin Shan r."
R. longistylum Rehd. &Wils. (L. & G. long style) Ch. "long-axis r."
var. decmbens R.C. Fang (L. lying down) Ch. "trailing long-axis r."
R. lwii Hook.f. (of Sir Hugh Low, 1824-1905, in Borneo 1844-; colonial secretary, Labuan; ascended Kinabalu, 1851; Resident in Perak, 1877-89, whence he sent plants to Kew; authority on orchids and other tropical plants; Sarawak , 1848; Journal , 1877; Nepenthes lowii Hook.f.)
R. lwndesii Davidian (of Donald G. Lowndes, 1899-1956, Col. Royal Garhwal Rifles; collected in Himal., etc.; botanist on H.W. Tillman's exped. to Nepal, 1950; Gentana lowndesii Blatter)
R. ludlwii Cowan (of Frank Ludlow, 1885-1972; opened school at Gyantze, Tibet; collected birds and plants for BM(NH); made several expeditions with George Sherriff in e. Himal. and s. e. Tibet; in charge of Brit. Mission in Lhasa) Ch. "broad-mouthed r."
R. ludwiginum C.C. Hosseus (for his father, Ludwig)
R. lukiangnse Franch. (of Lukiang, Yunnan Prov.)
R. luralunse Sleum. (of Lake Luralu, Bougainville, Solomon Islands)
R. luteiflrum Davidian (L. yellow flower)
R. luteosquamtum Sleum. (L. yellow-scaled, i.e. lvs.)
R. lutescns Franch. (L. becoming yellow) Ch. "yellow-flowered r."
R. lteum Sweet (L. yellow) Pontica Azalea; intr. Eng. 1792, Arnold Arbor. 1892
R. lyi (lee-) Lvl. (of J. Lyi, a Chinese collector) Ch. "long-styled r."
Rhododendron Species M
R. macabenum Watt ex Balf. f. (of a Mr. McCabe, Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills, Manipur India)
R. macgregriae F. v. Mueller (of the wife of Sir William Macgregor, 1846-1919, M.D. Aberdeen; med. off. in colonial service in Sychelles, Mauritius; administrator Brit. New Guinea; gov. of Lagos, Nfld, Queensland; collected in New Guinea, Lagos, Labrador; British New Guinea, Country and People , 1897)
R. macrogmmum Nakai (G. makros large + L. bud)
R. macrophllum D. Don ex G. Don (G. large + phullon leaf) Coastal Monterey Co.- B.C. intr. 1850
R. macrospalum (Maxim.) Makino (G. large sepal) Big-Sepal Azalea; described in Kinshu Makura , 1692; intr. 1889; often listed as R. linearifolium var. macrosepalum .
R. macrosphon Sleum. (G. large tube)
R. maculferum Franch. (L. spot-bearing) Ch. "pocked-flower r."
ssp. anhweinse (Wils.) Chamb. (of Anhui, Jiangxi Prov.) Ch. "Huangshan r."
R. maddnii Hook.f. (of Edward Madden, Ire. 1805-Edinb. 1856, Lt.-Col. Bengal Artillery, 1830-49; sent seeds to Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, 1841-49; collected in Aden, Suez, Malta, 1849-; pres., Botanical Soc. of Edinburgh; "Diary of Excursion to the Shatool and Boorum Passes over the Himalays, 1845" ( (J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, v. 15, 1846), etc.) Maddenia Hook.f. & T. Thomson Ch. "hidden-vein r."
R. maus (J.J. Sm.) Sleum. (L. larger)
R. malaynum Jack (Malayan, i.e. Sumatra and Java) was the first species in Vireya described, by William Jack (1795-1822) of the East India Company, in Mai. Misc. , ii, 1822.
Malsian. Apparently the collective name is derived from Italian Malesi, which includes the peninsula of Malacca (Malaya), the East Indies and the Philippines. Odoardo Beccari (Florence 1843-1920) studied at Kew and botanized in Borneo, New Guinea and Sumatra. He described R. arfakianum , R. durionifolium , R. hatamense , R. papuanum , R. salicifolium , R. stenophyllum , R. subcordatum , R. variolosum and R. velutinum in his Malesia I , Florence, 1877 (concluded with two more volumes, to 1890). ( Encidopedia ltaliana , Rome, 1934) Flora Malesiana , which is published in Leiden, The Netherlands, appears periodically.
Malaysian first appeared in Encyd. Brit. XV, 342/2 in 1883.
R. malltum Balf.f. & Ward (G. mallos a lock of wool, i.e. red, woolly indumentum) Ch. "woolly r."
R. mriae Hance (of Mary, wife of Rev. B.C. Henry, American Presbyterian Board of Missions) She accompanied her husband on his journeys to China and prepared his herbarium material. Ch. "Lingnan r."
R. marisii Hemsl. & Wils. (of Charles Maries, c. 1851-1902, who collected for James Veitch & Sons in Japan & China; supt. of gardens to Maharajah of Durbhungah, later to Maharajah of Dwalior; Fraxinus mariesii Hook.f.) R. mariesii was discovered by Fortune, later by Maries in 1878. Ch. "whole-mountain r."
R. martininum Balf.f. & Forr. (of J. Martin, gardener at Caerhays, Cornwall)
R. maximowiczinum Lvl. (of Carl J. Maximowicz, 1827-1891, the greatest authority in his time on the flora of Japan and Manchuria, director of the botanic garden, St. Petersburg.) He explored the region of the Amur River on horseback and dog-sled, 1854-56, and again (with collecting in Japan) in 1859-64. From Japan he shipped 72 chests of specimens. Introductions included species of Actindia , Celastrus , Elaeagnus, Enkianthus, Jeffersonia, Ligularia, Ligustrum, Lonicera, Paeonia, Rodgersia, Rosa, Rubus and Spiraea . Later they were distributed throughout Europe.
R. mximum L. (L. largest) N.S. & Ot. to Ga. & Ala., Ohio, intr. 1736
R. maxwllii Gibbs (of T.C. Maxwell, 1822-1908)
R. meddinum Forr. (of G. Medd, agent of the I.F. Company, Bhamo, Upper Burma) Ch. "red-calyx r."
var. atrokermesinum Tagg (L. atro- black + Arabic Kermes , genus of insects which produce a crimson dye)
R. megaclyx Balf.f. & Ward (G. large calyx) Ch. "large-calyx r."
R. megertum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. from megas large + eratos loveliness) Ch. "waving r."
R. mekongnse Franch. (of the Mekong Valley) Viridecens Group (L. becoming green)
var. longipilsum (Cowan) Cullen (L. long-hairy)
var. melinnthum (Balf.f. & Ward) Cullen (G. meli honey + anthos flower) Ch. "honey-flower r."
var. rubrolinetum (Balf.f. & Farr.) Cullen (L. red-lined)
R. melntherum Schlechter (G. melas black + anther)
R. meliphgidum J.J. Sm. (G. meli honey + phagein to eat up, waste)
R. mengtsznse (mung-dzuh-ense) Balf. f. & W.W. Sm. (of Mengzi, s. e. Yunnan)
R. micrnthum Turchaninov (G. small flower) intr. 1900 Ch. "shining-mountain" or "white-mirror" r.
R. microgynum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. small ovary)
R. micromalaynum Sleum. (a small R. malayanum )
R. micromres Tagg (G. small meros part [s] )
R. microphllum J.J. Sm. (G. small phullon leaf)
R. microphton Franch. (G. small phuton plant) Ch. "shining-hair r." Pinkflush Azalea disc. by Delavay c.1884; intr. into Eng. by Forrest, 1913
var. trichnthum A.L. Chang (G. trich- hair + flower) Ch. "Bijiang bright-haired r."
R. mmefes Tagg & Forr. (G. lit., an imitator)
R. mindananse Merr. (of Mindanao, Philippines)
R. minitum Cowan (L. vermilion)
R. minutiflrum Hu (L. very small flower) Ch. "small-flowered r."
R. mnus Michx. (L. less) S.C.-Ga.-Ala. intro. 1786 Carolinianum Group (of Carolina) cult. 1815
var. chapmnii (A. Gray) Duncan & Pullen (of Alvan W. Chapman, 1809-1899, Amer. botanist) w. Fla. intr. 1936
R. minyanse Philipson & Philipson (of Minya, s. w. Sichuan)
R. mlle G. Don (L. soft, i.e. hairs) Chinese Azalea; Ch. "sheep azalea, trouble-sheep flower, six axis"
R. mollinum Koorder (L. supple)
R. mollicmum Balf.f. & W.W. Sm. (L. soft hair)
R. monnthum Balf.f. & W.W. Sm. (G. one flower) Ch. "one-flowered r."
R. monosemtum Hutch. (G. one + sema mark) Ch. "purple-spotted r." Possibly a hybrid
R. montrosenum Davidian (of Molly, Duchess of Montrose), formerly called R. mollyanum for her first name
R. mrii Hayata (of U. Mori, a collector in Taiwan)
R. morsheadinum Millais (of Capt. Morshead, who accompanied Capt. F.M. Bailey on his travels in China in 1913) Bailey was the first to collect the plant.
R. moulmainnse Hook, (of Moulmein on the Salween R., upper Burma)
R. moultnii Ridley (of Maj. John C. Moulton, 1886-1926, curator, Sarawak Mus., chief sec'y in Sarawak; director, Raffles Mus. & Library, Singapore) Moultonianthus Merr.
R. moupinnse Franch. (of Moupin, w. Sichuan) Ch. "Baoxing r."
R. mucronultum Turchaninov (L. small-pointed) intr. 1882 Ch. "welcome-red r."
R. multcolor Miq. (L many-colored; has variation of color in the corolla on the same specimen)
R. multinrvium Sleum. (L. many-nerved, i.e. lvs.)
R. musccola J.J. Sm. (L. moss-dweller)
R. myrsiniflium Ching in sched. ex Fang et M.Y. He (Myrsine-leaf, i.e. mostly elliptic-ovate to 1in. long) Myrsine Azalea
R. myrsintes Sleum. (like Myrsine)
Rhododendron Species N
R. naamkwannse (nan-kwun-) Merr. (of Nankun, on rocky cliffs, Guangdong Prov.) Nankun Azalea
R. nakaharae (sometimes misspelled nakaharai ) (no stress) Hayata (of G. Nakahara, a Japanese collector) seed intr. to U.SA by R. Bovee, Portland, Ore.
R. nakotltum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. lit. with the wool plucked off, i.e. from white floccose shoots)
R. nankotaisannse Hayata (of Mt. Nankotaisan, Taiwan)
R. nanophytum Sleum. (G. nanos a dwarf + phuton plant)
R. natlicum Sleum. (L. related to a birthday found on the collector's birthday?)
R. neobritnnicum Sleum. (of the isl. of New Britain, Melanesia)
R. neriiflrum Franch. (flower of Nerium , Oleander) Ch. "flame-red r." Euchaites Group (G. lit., with beautiful leaves)
ssp. agtum (Balf.f. & Forr.)Tagg (G. lit., admired)
ssp. phaedrpum Balf.f. & Forr.) Tagg (G. phaios dusky + G. & L. drupa ripe fruit)
R. neriiflium Schlechter (with leaf of Nerium)
R. nervulsum Sleum. (L. much-veined)
R. nhatrangnse Dop in Lecomte (of Nhatrang, Vietnam)
R. nieuwenhusii J.J. Sm. (of A. Nieuwenhuis, a Dutch medical doctor and ethnologist who collected in cent. Borneo)
R. nigroglandulsum Nitzelius (L. with many black glands) Ch. "black-scale r."
R. nippnicum Matsumura (Japanese) Nippon Azalea, Oba-tsutsuji seed from E.H. Wilson to Arnold Arbor. in 1914
R. nitdulum Matsumura (L. somewhat shiny) Ch. "shining r."
var. omeinse Philipson & Philipson (of Mt. Omei, a sacred mt. in Sichuan)
R. nivle Hook.f. (L. snowy) Ch. "snow-layer r."
ssp. austrle Philips. & Philips. (L. southern)
ssp. borele Philips. & Philips. (G. & L. northern)
R. nveum Hook.f. (L. snow-like)
R. noriakinum T. Suzuki (of Noriak, no. Taiwan)
R. nortniae Merr. (of Mrs. J.B. Norton [Jesse Baker], 1877-1938)
R. ndipes Nakai (L. naked foot, i.e. glabrescent twigs) Nudipe Azalea, Saikoku Aka Tsutsuji
R. nummtum J.J. Sm. (L. having much money, i.e. I. lvs rounded like coins 2. it grows on gravel left by gold-mining) s. e. New Guinea
R. nuttllii Booth (of Thomas Nuttall, Yorks. 1786-Liverpool 1859. He emigrated to Philadelphia as a printer in 1808; studied the flora and birds of eastern U.S., the Mississippi Valley, the Missouri and Columbia rivers. Curator of Harvard U. Botanical Garden. His Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada , 1832, made him an authority in that field. Among his botanical works: The Genera of North American Plants ..., 1818; An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany , 1827. After Nuttall had left Harvard to cross the continent he came to Cal. from Ore. via Hawaii, making a large collection of west-coast plants, rocks and shells which he brought back to Boston around Cape Horn. The voyage is made famous by his former student Richard Henry Dana, who described the eccentric and lovable professor in Two Years Before the Mast . James Fenimore Cooper also caricatured him in one of his novels, The Prairie . Ch. "magnolia r." Nuttallia Torrey & A. Gray
Rhododendron Species O
R. oblongiflium (Small) Millais (L. oblong leaf) 1st collected by A. Fender in Ark. in 1850; intr. by Arnold Arbor. 1917
R. obscrum Sleum. (L. obscure)
R. occidentle (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray (L. western) Western Azalea; coast ranges Santa Cruz Co.-Ore.; Sierra Nevada, Kern-Siskiyou cos.; disc, by Capt. Beechy in 1827; intr. c. 1850
R. ochrceum Rehd. & Wils. (L. earth-yellow) Ch. "E-Ma r."
R. oldhmii Maxim, (of Richard Oldham, 1837-1864, Kew gardener who collected in e. Asia, Khasia Hills, India; d. on Amoy) Desmodium oldhami Oliver Oldham Azalea, Ch. "brick-red r."
R. olignthum Sleum. (G. oligos small + flower)
R. opulntum Sleum. (L. sumptuous)
R. orbiculre Decaisne (L. round, i.e. lvs.) Ch. "circular-leaved r."
ssp. cardibasis (Sleum.) Chamb. (G. with a heart-shaped base)
R. orbicultum Ridl. (L. circular, i.e. lvs.)
R. oradum Wevnh. (G. of the Oreades, mt.-nymphs)
R. oretes Sleum. (G. lit. a mountaineer)
R. oreodxa Franch. (G. oreo- of a mt. + doxa glory) Ch. "mountain-glory r."
var. fargsii (Franch.) Chamb. (of Pre Farges, 1844-1912, missionary & naturalist, Fr. For. Missions in n. w. Sichuan; sent seeds to Vilmorin, including first of Davidia involucrata ) Ch. "pink r."
var. shensinse Chamb. (of Shaanxi, China)
R. oreotrphes W.W. Sm. (G. mountain + trephein be grown) Ch. "mountain-born r."
R. orthocldum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. orthos straight + klados a young shoot)
var. longistylum Philips. & Philips. (L. long style)
var. microlecum Philips. & Philips. (G. small + leukos light/white)
R. otakumii (no stress) Yamazaki (of the Otakumi R. on Yakushima) Azalea
R. ovatospalum Yamam (L. ovate sepal)
R. ovtum Planch. (L. a hen's egg-shaped)
R. oxycoccodes Sleum. (with lvs. like Vaccinium oxycoccus , Small Cranberry)
R. oxyphllum Franch. (G. oxus sharp, i.e. pointed, leaf)
Other Ericaceous Genera L
Ldum L. (the name of a sp. of Cstus yielding aromatic resin, which the aroma of Ledum was thought to resemble: leda in Pliny 12, 75, and ledon in Dioscorides 1, 97, 3) 3-4 spp. no. temp. Labrador Tea
L glandulsum Nutt. (L. glandular, i.e. lvs. glandular-lepidote beneath) n. w No. Amer. to Rocky Mts. intr. 1894
var. columbinum (Piper) C.L. Hitche (of the Columbia) coastal, so. Wash.-Santa Cruz Co., Cal.
L groenlndicum Oeder (of Greenland) Labrador Tea, intr. 1763
L. palstre L. (L. of the marsh) Crystal Tea, Wild Rosemary; no. Eur., no. Asia intr. 1762
var. decmbens Aiton (L. lying down) No. Amer., no. Asia; intr. 1762
var. dilattum Wahlb. (L. broadened, i.e. lvs.) no. Scandinavia
Hedwig f. (G.
leaf) Sand Myrtle 1 ev. sp. No. Amer.
L. buxiflium (Bergius) Elliott (leaf of Buxus ) Pine Barrens, N.J.; intr. 1736
var. hgeri (Small) C.K. Schneider (disc, by Arthur M. Huger, 1842-1925) N.J.-S.C, e. Ky. cult.1880
var. prostrtum (Loud) A. Gray (L. on the ground) Allegheny S.M. mts. Tenn., N.C., no. Ga.
D. Don (of Leucothoe, wife of Athamas, king of Thebes. Before her marriage she was Ino, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, founders of the human race. She nursed the infant Bacchus. After her marriage her name was changed and she became the sea deity to whom sailors prayed for protection from storms and perils of the sea.
133. The name means "white goddess.") 4 spp. e. Asia 40 Amer. Fetterbush
L. axillris (Lam.) D. Don (L. axillary, i.e. the racemes) s. e. U.S. intr. 1765
L davsiae Torr. ex A. Gray (of Nancy Jane Davis, 1833-1921), Sierra Laurel, Ore.-Cal., intr. 1853
L. grayna Maxim, (of Asa Gray, 1810-1888, prof. of botany, Harvard Univ., preeminent American systematist) Japan, intr. 1890
L. keiskei (no stress) Miq. (of Keisuke Ito, 1803-1901, Japanese botanist), Japan, intr. 1915
L. populiflia (Lam) Dippel (L. poplar-leaf) So. Car.-Fla. intr. 1765
L. racemsa (L.) A. Gray (L. flowering in racemes), Sweetbells, Mass-Fla., intr. 1736
L. recrva (Buckley) A. Gray (L. turned back, i.e. branches & racemes re-curved & spreading)Va.-Ala.
(lwah-zuh-) Desvaux (named for Jean-L.-A. Loiseleur-Deslong-champs, 1774-1849, prominent Fr. physician & botanist) 1 circumpolar sp.; cult. 1800
L. procmbens (L.) Desv. (L. bending forward) Originally classified by Linnaeus as Rhododendron procumbens . Creeping or Alpine Azalea; Fr. azale couche ; Ger. Alpenheide
Nutt. (named for John Lyon, Scot.c.1765-N.C. 1814, gardener to William Hamilton of Philadelphia) Lyon traced the trail of John & William Bartram in Ga. & e. Fla., collected hundreds of Appalachian plants, grew them in gardens in N.C. and Phila. and periodically snipped them to London for sale. He is said to have been the last to see the famous group of
(in June 1803), discovered by the Bartrams, "Journal, 1799-1814," in
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc.
1963, 1-69). 40-50 spp. e. Asia, No. Amer., chiefly in W. Indies.
L. ferrugnea (Walt.) Nutt. (L. rusty, i.e. color of lvs.) coastal plain, S.C.-Fla.
L. fruticsa (Michx.)Torrey ex B.L Robinson (L. bushy) above
L. ligustrna (L.) DC (resembling Ligustrum Privet) Male Berry, He Huckleberry, Male Blueberry; Maine-Fla., Tex. intr. 1748
var. foliosiflra (Michx.) Fern. (L. leaves among flowers) s. e. Va.-Fla.
L. lucida (Lam) Rehd. (L. shining) Tetterbush Va.-Fla., La.
L. marna (L.) D. Don (of Maryland) Staggerbush R.I.-Fla., Ark. intr. 1736
L. ovaliflia (Wallich) Drude (oval lvs.) w. China, Himal. intr. 1825
var. ellptica (Siebold & Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz. (L. elliptic, i.e. lvs.) China, Japan
Other Ericaceous Genera M
Maclenia Hook, (named for John Maclean, fl. 1830s-50s, merchant in Lima, Peru, 1832-54; sent plants to Wm. J. Hooker and Wm. Herbert; employed A. Mathews to collect plants, now at Kew) c.32 spp., evergreen, often epiphytic shrubs, so. Mex.-Peru
M. insgnis M. Martens & Galeotti (L. distinguished) so. Mex.-Guatemala
James E. Smith (named for Archibald Menzies, 1754-1842, surgeon & botanist who sailed with Cook on his last voyage) Menzies was with Capt. George Vancouver on the
, 1792-94, during the survey of the coast of the Pacific Northwest to Nootka Sound, doing extensive botanizing. When he complained to Vancouver that his plants were dying because the man assigned to care for them had been transferred to other duties, he (Menzies) was put into the brig for insubordination. 7 spp. No. Amer., e. Asia Mock Azalea
M. ciliiclyx (Miq.) Maxim. (L. fringed calyx) Japan intr. 1915
var. multiflra (Maxim.) Makino (L. many flowers) intr. 1915
M. ferrugnea Smith (L. rusty, i.e. color of lvs.) Rustyleaf no. Cal.-Alaska intr. 1811
M. pentndra Maxim. (G. penta five + anthers) Japan intr. 1905 (or 1892)
M. pilsa (Michx.) Antoine L. de Jussieu (L. hairy, i.e. lvs.) Minniebush Penn.-Ga. &Ala. intr. 1866
M. purprea Maxim. (L. purple; actually bright red) Japan intr. 1915
Other Ericaceous Genera O
Oxydndrum DC (G. oxus sour + tree, i.e. acid taste of the lvs.) 1 sp. decid. tree
O. arbreum (L.) DC (L. tree-like) Sourwood, Sorrel-Tree, Titi, Penn.-so. III. so.-Fla. & La. brill, in aut. intr. 1747