Names Of Plants: Part Seven
Rhododendron Species P
R. pachycrpon Sleum. (G. pachus thick + karpos fruit)
R. pachpodum Balf. f. & W.W. Sm. (G. thick + pous, podos foot, i.e. pedicel)
R. pachysnthum Hayata (C. thick + anthos flower)
R. pachystgma Sleum. (G. thick stigma)
R. pachytrchum Franch. (G. thick + trichos hair) Ch. "tomentose r."
R. papilltum Balf.f. & Cooper (L. nippled)
R. papunum Beccari (of Papua)
R. parshii C.B. Clarke in Hook, (of Rev. Charles S. P. Parish, Calcutta 1822-1897, chaplain to forces at Moulmein, Burma, 1852-78; collected orchids & ferns; retired to Somerset; drawings at Kew) Parishia Hook.f.
R. parmultum Cowan (L. with a small round shield) Ch. "discoid calyx r."
R. prvulum Sleum. (L. very small)
R. pauciflrum King & Gamble (L. with few flowers)
R. pectintum Hutch. (L. shaped like a comb)
R. pemakonse Ward (of Pemako Prov., e. Xizang, i.e. Tibet) Ch. "false-solitary-flower r."
Ptulum Group (L. open, spreading)
R. pndulum Hook. f. (L. hanging)
R. pentaphllum Maxim. (G. five-leaf) Five-Leaf Azalea, Akebona Tsutsuji intr. 1914.
R. peraknse King & Gamble (of Perak, Malaysia)
R. periclymenodes (Michx.) Shinn. (G. periklumenon , a shrub like honeysuckle in Diosc. 4, 14) Pinxterbloom, Honeysuckle, Election Pink, etc.; disc, by Rev. John Banister c.1734; its most recent name R. nudiflorum .
R. perplxum Sleum. (L. obscure, intricate)
R. petrcharis Diels (G. petros stone + charis grace, i.e. habitat)
R. phaechitum F.v. Mueller (G. phaios dusky + chiton tunic, i.e. dark, rufous indumentum)
R. phaechrysum Balf.f. &W.W. Sm. (G. dusky gold-colored)
var. agglutintum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (L. joined by adhesion, i.e. indumentum)
var. levistrtum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (L. smooth cover)
R. phaeopplum Sleum. (G. dusky + peplos cover, cloak, i.e. dark indumentum)
R. phaops Sleum. (G. dark + ops eye or appearance)
R. pircei Davidian (of Mr. & Mrs. L. J. Pierce, rhododendron growers, U.S.)
R. pinginum Fang (of Prof. C. Ping, director of Biological Laboratory, Science Society, Nanking) Ch. "spongy r."
R. planecosttum Sleum. (L. plainly ribbed)
R. platpodum Diels (G. platos broad-footed) Ch. "broad-stalked r."
R. pleinthum Sleum. (G. pleios full-flower)
R. pleistnthum Balf. f. ex Wilding (G. pleistos the greatest number-flower)
R. pneumonnthum Sleum. (G. pneuma wind + flower, i.e. corolla "blown up" or widened in the middle)
R. pocphorum Balf.f. ex Tagg (C. pokos a fleece + phorein to bear, i.e. woolly indumentum)
var. hemidrtum (Balf. f. ex Tagg) Chamb. (G. half + derein to skin, i.e. patchy indumentum)
R. pogonophllum Cowan & Davidian (G. pogon beard + leaf)
R. polynthemum Sleum. (G. polus many + anthemon flower)
R. polycldum Franch. (G. many klados young branch) Scintillans Group (L. sparkling) cult. 1924.
R. pollepis Franch. (G. many lepis scale) Ch. "very-scaly r."
R. pomnse Cowan & Davidian (of Pome Prov., s.e. Xizang, i.e. Tibet)
R. pnticum L. (of the Pontus, now n.e. coast of Turkey) intr. from Gibraltar 1763.
R. poremnse J.J. Sm. (of Porema, a place in cent. Celebes)
R. porphyrnthes Sleum. (G. porphura the purple dye obtained from the murex, a marine gastropod + flowers)
R. potannii Batalin (of Grigori N. Potanin, 1835-1920, Russian explorer and collector in c. and e. Asia, especially w. China)
R. prastans Balf. f. & W. W. Sm. (L. outstanding) Ch. "outstanding r."
R. praetertum Hutch. (L. passed-over)
R. praetervsum Sleum. (L. seen before) The author had previously considered it to be a form of R. longiflorum .
R. praevrnum Hutch. (L. before spring) Ch. "early-spring r."
R. praininum Koord. (of Sir David Prain, 1857-1944, Indian Medical Service; supt. Calcutta Botanic Garden; prof, of bot. Medical Coll., Calcutta; pres. Linnean Soc.)
R. prptum Balf. f. & Forr. (G. preptos distinguished)
R. primuliflrum Bureau & Franch. (primula-flower) Ch. "primrose r."
R. prncipis Bureau & Franch. (L. of first place) Vellreum Group (L. fleecy)
R. prinophllum (Small) Millais (G. Prinos is the name of the Holm-Oak, Quercus ilex , Theocr. 5, 95, Diosc. 1, 116; formerly R. roseum Rehd.) Pinkshell Azalea.
R. prolferum Sleum. (Med. L. proliferous)
R. prnum Tagg & Forr. (L. leaning forward)
R. protndrum Sleum. (L. projecting stamen)
R. protepdes Balf. f. & W. W. Sm. (resembling a Protea )
R. protstum Balf. f. & Forr. (G. lit. the first of the first) Ch. "raise-one's-head r."
var. gignteum (Forr. & Tagg) Chamb. (G. giant) Ch. "big-tree r."
R. pruniflrum Hutch. & Ward (L. plum-flower)
R. pruniflium (Small) Millais (L. plum-leaf) Plumleaf Azalea; first collected by R. M. Harper in Ga., 1913; intr. in 1918 by Arnold Arbor.
R. przewlskii (rz as in Dvorak) Maxim, (of N. M. Przewalski, 1839-1888, Russian traveler & geographer) intr. 1880; Ch. "Qinghai r.", "loquat r.", "Gansu-Sichuan r."
R. psammgenes Sleum. (G. psammos sand + genos child, i.e. sandy habitat)
R. pseudobuxiflium Sleum. (G. & L. false-box-leaf)
R. pseudochrysnthum Hayata (G. false-gold-flower)
R. pseudocilipes Cullen (pseudo R. ciliipes )
R. pseudomurudnse Sleum. (resembling R. murudense Merr. = R. crassifolium Stapf)
R. pseudnitens Sleum. (false R. nitens )
R. pseudotrichnthum Sleum. (false R. trichanthum )
R. psilnthum Sleum. (G. psilos bare-flower)
R. pubscens Balf. f. & Forr. (L. with downy hair, i.e. lvs.) Ch. "pubescent r."
R. pubicosttumT.L Ming (L. hairy-ribbed) Ch. "hairy-ribbed r."
R. pubigrmen J. J. Sm. (L. hairy-bud)
R. pubitbum Sleum. (L. hairy-trumpet)
R. pudornum Sleum. (L. somewhat bashful, blush)
R. pudorsum Cowan (L. very bashful, blush)
R. pulchrodes Chun & Fang (like R. pulchrum , once used for the azalea 'Phoeniceum')
R. pullenum Koord. (of A. Pulle, Dutch botanist who collected in New Guinea)
R. pmilum Hook. f. (L. dwarf) Ch. "dwarf r."
R. purdmii Rehd. & Wils. (of William Purdom, 1880-1921; worked at Kew, 1902-8; collected in Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shaanxi and Gansu). In 1911 he and three Chinese helpers were attacked by a large band of brigands; explored Moutan Shan, Paeony Mt., never before visited by Europeans; discovered the dark-red Paeonia suffruticosa at Choni found Ligularia purdomi , Primula purdomi and other new plants; injured in a fall on sacred Lien Hwa Shan; dragged to her cell by an old Daoist nun who nursed him back to health; later when he returned to visit her learned that she had been murdered by the White Wolves gang.
R. purpureiflrum J. J. Sm. (L. purple-flower)
R. pyrrhphorum Sleum. (G. purros flame-colored + phorein to bear)
Rhododendron Species Q
R. quadrasinum Vidal (of J.F. Quadras, who collected it in the Philippines)
var. rosmariniflium (rosemary-leaf)
R. quinqueflium Bisset & S. Moore (L. five-leaf) Cork Azalea, Goyo Tsutsuji ; disc, by James Bisset in 1876.
Rhododendron Species R
R. racemsum Franch. (L. flowers in an indeterminate bunch) Ch. "axillary-flower r." intr. 1889.
R. radndum Fang (L. to be shaved) Radendum is the gerundive of radere , to shave or scrape, implying necessity of propriety. The reference may be to the strap-shaped hairs on the leaves and pedicels.
R. rdians J. J. Sm. (L. having rays)
R. ramsdeninum Cowan (of Sir John F. Ramsden, who cultivated the plant at Muncaster Castle, Cumbria, famed for its rhododendron and azalea gardens in the Lake District, where it flowered in 1934)
R. rapprdii Sleum. (of F. Rappard, once head of the Dutch Forest Service in New Guinea)
R. rarilepidtum J. J. Sm. (L. few + G. scaled)
R. rrum Schlechter (L. rare where he first found it, but common elsewhere)
R. recurvodes Tagg & Ward (resembling R. recurvum , which now is R. roxieanum )
R. renschinum Sleum. (of Use Rensch, botanist, who accompanied her zoologist husband, B. Rensch, in exploration of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia)
R. reticultum D. Don (L. netted, i.e. venation) Rose Azalea, Kobane Mitsiba Tsutsuji ; intro. to Eur. in 1865.
R. retrospilum Sleum. (L. with hairs bent backward)
R. retsum (Blume) Bennett (L. blunt, i.e. with a rounded, notched tip)
R. revltum Sleum. (L. turned back)
R. rx Lvl. (L. king) Ch. "king r."
ssp. arzelum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (G. arizelos very conspicuous) Ch. "eye-catching r."
ssp. fictolcteum (Balf. f.) Chamb. (L. false R. lacteum ) Ch. "false-milky-yellow r.'; seeds first collected by Abb Delavay and grown in the Jardin des Plantes , Paris.
R. rhdochroum Sleum. (G. rose + chros skin, complexion)
R. rhdopus Sleum. (G. rose + pnus foot, i.e. pedicel)
R. rhodoslpinx Sleum. (G. rose + salpigx war-trumpet)
R. rhodstomum Sleum. (G. rose + stoma mouth)
R. rhombiflium R. C. Fang (G. rhomboid + L. leaf) Ch. "rhombic-leaved r."
R. rgidum Franch. (L. stiff, i.e. branches) Ch. "basal-hair r."
R. ripnse Makino (L. of a riverbank) Riverbank Azalea, Kishi Tsutsuji ; said to be the true parent of 'Mucronatum'.
R. rpleyi Merr. (of S. Ripley, Amer. ornithologist who collected in Sumatra)
R. rriei Hemsl. & Wils. (of Rev. B. Ririe, Chinese Inland Missions, friend of E. H. Wilson) Ch. "great-bell r."
var. hyppitys Chamb. (G. lit. under a pine)
R. rivulre Hand.-Mazz. (L. of a stream) Riverbank Azalea.
R. robinsnii Ridley (of Herbert C. Robinson, 1874-1929, zoologist who collected in Queensland, Malaysia; Dir. Federated Malay States Museums; inspector of fisheries; first person to ascend Cunong Tahan in Pahang, Malaya) Eugenia robinsoniana Ridley.
R. rosetum Hutch. (L. rose-colored)
R. rosendhlii Sleum. (of Carl O. Rosendahl, 1875-1958, prof. of bot., Univ. of Minn.)
R. rothschldii Davidian (of Lionel de Rothschild of Exbury, 1882-1942)
R. roxienum Forr. (of Mrs. Roxie Hanna of Dali-fu, China, friend of George Forrest) Ch. "rolled-leaf r."
var. cuccultum Hand.-Mazz. (L. hooded)
Oreonstes Group (G. oros mountain + nastos close-pressed)
R. rubllum Sleum. (L. slightly red)
R. rubiginsum Franch. (L. rusty, i.e. reddish-brown scales) Ch. "reddish-brown r."
var. ptilostylum R.C. Fang (G. ptilon feather, down + style)
Desquamtum Group (L. abraded) Ch. "camellia-leaved r."
R. rubrobractetum Sleum. (L. with red bracts)
R. rubropilsum Hayata (L. with reddish hairs) Redhair Azalea; intr. by E. H. Wilson in 1918; again by Dr. J. L. Creech in 1968.
R. rde Jagg & Forr. (L. uncultivated)
R. rufscens Franch. (L. becoming dull-red)
R. rufohrtum Hand.-Mazz. (L. dull-red-haired) collected in Yunnan for USDA Nat'l Arboretum by Dr. J.L. Creech.
R. rufosquamsum Hutch. (L. dull-red-scaled)
R. rfum Batalin (L. dull red) Ch. "yellow-haired r." intr. 1925.
R. rugsum Low ex Hook.f. (L. wrinkled)
R. rupcola W. W. Sm. (L. rock-dweller)
var. chrseum (Balf. f. &Ward) Philips. & Philips. (G. chrusosgold) Ch. "golden r."
var. mulinse (Balf.f. & Ward) Philips. & Philips, (of Muli, s.w. China) Ch. "Muli r."
R. russtum Balf.f. & Forr. (L. dark-red) Ch. "purplish-blue r." The first refers to the color of the scales; the second to the color of the flower.
R. ruttnii J. J. Sm. (of L. Rutten, Dutch geologist who collected in Malaysia)
Rhododendron Species S
R. saisiunse Nakai (Azalea from Saisiu, Cheju Isl., off the coast of South Korea)
R. saliciflium Beccari (L. willow-leaf)
R. saluennse Franch. (of the Salween R., China) Ch. "Nu Jiang r." intr. 1914.
ssp. chamenum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Cullen (G. chameune a bed on the ground)
var. prostrtum (W. W. Sm.) R.C. Fang (L. prostrate)
R. sanctum Nakai (L. holy, i.e. at the great shrine of Ise in so. Honshu) Shrine Azalea, Jingu Tsutsuji .
R. snguineum Franch. (L. blood-red) Ch. "blood-red r."
var. haemleum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (G. haimaleos blood-red) Ch. "purple-blood r."
var. cloiphorum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (G. kloios a dog-collar + phorein to bear)
var. himrtum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Chamb. (G. himertos longed for)
ssp. ddymum (Balf. f. & Forr.) Cowan (G. didumos double) Ch. "black-red r."
R. santapai Sastry, Kataki, Peter Cox, Patricia Cox & P. Hutchinson (of Rev. H. Santapau of n.e. India)
R. sargentinum Rehd. & Wils. (of Charles Sprague Sargent, 1841-1927, creator of Arnold Arboretum; The Silva of North America , 1891-1902; Manual of the Trees of North America , 1905) Ch. "narcissus r."
R. saruwagdicum Foerster (of the Saruwaged Mts., New Guinea)
R. satanse Nakai (of Sata, Kyushu Isl.) Sata Azalea.
R. saxifragodes J. J. Sm. (resembling Saxifraga )
R. syeri Sleum. (of W. Sayer, English naturalist and collector in New Guinea)
R. scabridibractetum Sleum. (L. with scurry bracts)
R. scabriflium Franch. (L. rough-leaf) Ch. "rough-leaved r."
var. spicferum (Franch.) Cullen (L. bearing spikes)
var. pauciflrum Franch. (L. few-flowered)
R. scbrum G. Don (L. rough, scurfy) Luchu Azalea, Kerama Tsutsuji ; grown in gardens around Kagoshima for more than 250 years.
R. scarlatnum Sleum. (L. reddish)
R. schistoclyx Balf. f. & Forr. (G. schizein to split + calyx)
R. schizostgma Sleum. (G. split stigma)
R. schlchteri Lauterbach (of Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1872-1925, famous Berlin botanical collector)
R. schlippenbchii (-bacb-) Max. (of Baron A. von Schlippenbach, Russian naval officer who discovered it in 1854) Royal Azalea, Kurofune Tsutsuji . Ch. flowers similar to shape of character for man.
R. schddei Sleum. (of R. Schodde, who collected in New Guinea)
R. scopulrum Hutch. (L. of crags) Ch. "rocky-cliff r."
R. scortechni (-kee-) King & Gamble (of Rev. Benedetto Scortechini, 1845-1886, Italy, Calcutta. In Queensland, 1871-84, collaborated with F. M. Bailey, G. King & F. von Mueller; published on mycology) Scortechnia Hook. f.
R. searlenum Sleum. (of L. K. Searle, who first collected it in New Guinea in 1972)
R. sersiae Rehd. & Wils. (of Sarah Choate Sears, 1858-1935, artist in Mass.) Ch. "green-spotted r.", intr. 1908.
R. seimndii J. J. Sm. (of E. Seimund, an English collector in Malaysia)
R. seinghkunseWard (of the Seinghku Valley, Upper Burma)
R. selnse Franch. (of Sie-La, w. Yunnan) Ch. "variable r."
ssp. dascladum (Balf. f. &W.W. Sm.) Chamb. (G. dasus hairy + klados shoot)
ssp. jucndum (Balf. f. & W. W. Sm.) Chamb. (L. pleasant)
ssp. setferum (Balf. f. &W. W. Sm.) Chamb. (L. bearing bristles)
R. semibarbtum Max. (L. half-bearded, i.e. shoots with glandular & eglandular hairs)
R. semnodes Tagg & Forr. (resembling R. semnum , now R. praestans )
R. sernicum J. J. Sm. (of Ceram Island, called 'Seran,' in the Moluccas)
R. serpylliflium (A. Gray) Miq.(L. leaf of Thymus serpyllum) Wild-Thyme Azalea, Unzen Tsutsuji ; intr. into Eng. by Maries c.1880.
R. serrultum (Small) Millais (L. finely saw-toothed) Hammock [= hummock] Sweet Azalea; intr. by Arnold Arbor, in 1919, but first collected by Thomas Drummond near New Orleans c.1830.
R. sessiliiflium J. J. Sm. (L. leaf without a stalk)
R. setsum D. Don (L. very bristly) Ch. "bristly r."
R. shelae Sleum. (of "Sheila Collenette, amateur botanist and explorer of Mt. Kinabalu [orchids and rhododendrons] in the sixties. Lives at Edinburgh; busy with a Flora of Arabia" Sleumer)
R. sherrffii Cowan (of Maj. George Sherriff, 1898-1967, vice-consul at Kashgar) With Frank Ludlow he made several botanical and ornithological surveys of the Himalaya; 1934: Primula sherrffae (for his mother), P. ludlowii ; 1936: 2,000 specimens, including R. sherriffii ; 1938: R. viscidifolium , Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii . Also, 1946-7 and 1949. The Ludlow & Sherriff rhododendrons are listed in The Rhododendron Handbook 1980, Royal Hort. Soc., pp. 319-322. Sherriff discovered 27 new primulas which he grew, with other Himalayan plants, at Kirriemuir, Scot. He boasted that he had seen every primula known to science.
R. shwelinse (shway-) Balf. f. & Forr. (of the Shweli River, s.w. Yunnan)
R. skhotnse Pojarkova (of Sichot at Ol'ga Bay, Khabarovsk, s.e. Siberia)
R. sidreum Balf. f. (L. starry, brilliant)
R. siderophllum Franch. (G. sidereos made of iron, i.e. rusty + leaf) Ch. "rusty-leaved r."
R. sikangnse Fang (of Sikang Prov., s.w. Sichuan) Ch. "W. Sichuan r."
R. sikayotaizannse Masumune (of Sikayotaizan, Taiwan) Azalea.
R. simirum Hance (L. of monkeys) Ch. "monkey-head r." Perhaps the sometimes red-hairy capsule contributed to the name.
ssp. yongae (Fang) Chamb. (of Mrs. Young Fang, d. 1936, mother of the author) Ch. "curved-point r."
R. smsii Planch, (of John Sims, 1749-1831, M.D. Edinb., physician to Princess Charlotte; edited Ann. Bot. , 1804-6, Curtis's Bot. Mag. , 1801-26) Sims Azalea. Ch. "cuckoo", "reflect mountain red r."
R. smulans 1. Sleum. (L. imitative), Vireya listed in The Rhododendron Handbook , 1980, Royal Hort. Soc., p. 98.
R. smulans 2. (Tagg & Forr.) Chamberlain, stat. nov. for R. mimetes Tagg & Forr.
var. simulans Tagg & Forr.; in Notes R.B.G. Edinb. 39:2:343 (1982)
R. sinofalcneri Balf. f. (Chinese R. falconeri )
R. sinogrnde Balf. f. & W. W. Sm. (Chinese R. grande )
R. smirnwii Trautv. (of M. Smirnow, a friend of the discoverer, Baron Ungern-Sternberg) intr. 1886.
R. smthii Nutt. ex Hook.f. (of Sir James E. Smith, 1759-1828, M.D. Leyden). In 1784 Smith purchased Linnaeus's collections and in 1788 founded the Linnean Society, of which he was president to 1828. Among his publications: Icones Pctae Plantarum Rariorum , 1790-93; English Flora (with J. Sowerby), 1790-1814, 36 vols. Smithia Aiton.
R. solitrium Sleum. (L. alone)
R. soliei Franch. (of Pre Jean-Andre Souli, 1858-1905, medical missionary who made many dangerous journeys into e. Tibet. He was murdered in the general massacre of missionaries by Batang lamas; intr. Buddleia davidi .)
R. spanotrchum Balf. f. & W. W. Sm. (G. spanos scarce + hairs)
R.spathultum Ridley (G. spathe a broad blade)
R. sperbile Balf.f. & Farr. (L. to be hoped for)
var. weihsinse (way-shee-) Tagg (of Weisi, w. Sichuan)
R. sperabilodes Tagg & Forr. (like R. sperabile )
R. sphaeroblstum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. sphaira a ball + blastos a bud)
R. spiltum Balf. f. & Farr. (G. spilos a stain)
R. spinulferum Franch. (L. bearing spines) Ch. "firecracker flower".
var. glabrscens K. M. Feng (L. becoming smooth) Ch. "few-haired firecracker flower".
R. spondylophllum F. v. Mueller (G. sphondulos a vertebra, i.e. its hardness, + leaf)
R. stamneum Franch. (L. with prominent stamens) Ch. "long-stamen r.", "six-bone tendon".
var. lasiocrpum R.C. Fang & C. H. Yank (G. lasios shaggy with hair + karpos fruit)
R. stellgerum Sleum. (L. star-carrying, i.e. bright)
R. stenalum Balf. f. & W.W. Sm. (G. stenos narrow + aulos tube)
R. stevensinum Sleum. (of P. Stevens, who collected it in New Guinea)
R. stewartinum Diels (of Laurence B. Stewart, 1876-1934, curator, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh) Ch. "fascinating r."
R. stollenum (shtolle-) Schlechter (of a Herr Stolle who participated in the Kaiserin-Augusta Expedition on the Sepik R. in former Kaiser Wilhelmsland, New Guinea, c.1912-13)
R. stesemnnii (shtrese-) J. J. Sm. (of ornithologist E. Stresemann,who collected in the Moluccas; bro. of Gustav Stresemann, who shared with Aristide Briand the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926)
R. strigillsum Franch. (L. with many short bristles) Ch. "prickly r." intr. 1904.
R. suavolens Sleum. (L. sweet-smelling)
R. subansirinse Chamberlain & Cox (of the Subansiri Division, n. e. India)
R. subcordtum Beccari (L. almost heart-shaped)
R. subcrenultum Sleum. (L. somewhat scalloped)
R. subpacficum Sleum. (at the Pacific Ocean)
R. subsssile Rendle (L. sitting under, i.e. almost stalkless)
R. subulferum Sleum. (L. awl-bearing)
R. subulsum Sleum. (L. awl-shaped, i.e. lvs.)
R. succthii Davidian (of Sir George I. Campbell of Succoth, w. Scotland, grower of rhododendrons)
R. sulfreum Franch. (L. sulfur-colored) Ch. "sulfur r."
R. sumatrnum Men. (of Sumatra, collected in the Vanderbilt expedition in the 1930s)
R. suprbum Sleum. (L proud)
R. surasinum Balf.f. & Craib (of Surat or Surasi, Chiengmai Prov., no. Thailand)
R. sutchuennse Franch. (of Sichuan) intro. 1911 Ch. "Sichuan r."
R. syringodeum Sleum. (G. like surigx a shepherd's pipe)
Other Ericaceous Genera P
Pernttya Gaudichaud-Beaupr (named for A. J. Pernetty, 1716-1801, who accompanied Bougainville on his voyage of circumnavigation, 1766-69 and later wrote an account of a trip to the Falklands) c.25 spp., NZ., Tasmania, Mex.-So. Amer.
P. alpna Franklin (of mountains), mts. of So. Isl., N.Z.
P. macrostgma Colenso (G. large stigma) throughout NZ.
P. mucronta (L.f.) Gaud.-Beaup. (L. having a short, straight point) Straits-of-Magellan region, cult. 1828.
var. angustiflia (Lindl.) Reiche (L. narrow lvs.) cult. 1840.
P. nna Col. (G. & L. dwarf) N.Z.
P. prostrta (Cav.) Sleum. (L. trailing along the ground) Costa Rica - no. Chile, cult. 1874.
P. pmila (L.f.) Hook. (L. dwarf) so. So. Amer.
var. leucocrpa (DC) Kausel (G. leukos white + karpos fruit) so. Chile.
P. tasmnica (L.f.) Hook.f. (of Tasmania)
Salisbury (a Nereid, attendant to Cyrene, who was brought by Apollo to No. Africa [e. Libya], Virgil,
IV, 336) Mountain Heather, c.8 circumboreal spp.
P. aletica (K. Spreng.)A. Heller (of the Aleutians) e. Asia-Alaska intr. 1915.
P. brweri (A. Gray) A. Heller (of Wm. H. Brewer, 1828-1910, geologist & botanist, leader of field-parties of Cal. State Geological Survey) Mt.-Heather Sierra Nev., San Bernardino Mts. no. to Mt. Lassen.
P. caerlea (L.) Babington (L. sky-blue; actually purple) circumpolar so. to Me., N.H. Alta. cult. 1806.
P. empetrifrmis (Sm.) D. Don (shaped like Empetrum Crowberry) no. Cal.- Alaska, Rocky Mts. cult. 1830.
P. glanduliflra (Hook.) Coville (L. glandular flowers) Alaska- so. Ore.- Rocky Mts. intr. c. 1885.
P. nippnica Mak. (Japanese) intr. 1915.
P. tsugiflia Nakai ( Tsuga hemlock-leaves) no. Japan.
D. Don (a mountain in Thessaly, Greece, birthplace of the Muses) c.8 spp. e. Asia, Himal., No. Amer.
P. floribnda (Pursh ex Sims) Benth. & Hook. (L. free-flowering) Fetterbush Va.- Ga. intr. 1800.
P. formsa (Wallich) D. Don (L. beautiful) e. Himal. cult. 1885.
P. forrstii R. Harrow ex W.W. Sm. (of George Forrest, 1873-1932) Himal. intro. c.1910.
P. japnica (Thunb.) D. Don ex G. Don (Japanese) cult. 1870.
P. nna (Maxim.) Makino (G. & L. dwarf) no. Asia intr. 1915.
P. phillyreiflia (Hook.) DC (lvs. like those of phillyrea , Oleaceae ) coastal plain no. Fla.-Ga.-Ala.
P. taiwannsis Hayata (of Taiwan) intr. 1918.
Other Ericaceous Genera R
Rhodothmnus Reichenbach (G. rhodon rose + thamnos a bush, i.e. rose-colored flowers) 1 sp. Alps to e. Siberia; intro. c.1790.
R. chamaecstus (L.) Rchb. (G. chamai on the ground + Cistus ); classified by Linaeus as Rhododendron chamaecistus .
This series began in the Spring 1988 issue of the ARS Journal and will continue in the Winter 1990 issue..