arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum AGM

Rhododendron arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum
Arborea subsection
Epithet: after the wife of Dr Campbell, co-traveller with Hooker in the Himalayas
AGM 2012
Shrub or tree 3 to 12m
Flowers: very compact truss of 15-20 flowers, tubular-campanulate, 26-38mm long, purplish-rose, pink, purple, scarlet or crimson, 5 nectar pouches.
Foliage: oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, 68-135 x 21-38, upper surface dark green or olive green, glabrous; lower surface matt with thin, woolly, continuous indumentumm, upper layer cinnamon, rust-coloured or dark brown.
Distribution: Nepal and Sikkim: 2750 - 3050m

Location: Planters' Club, Darjeeling
Photo: Anitra Laycock

Location: Logan Botanic Garden
Photo: Richard Baines

Location: Crarae
Photo: Hans Eiberg

Photo: Hans Eiberg

Location: Larach Mor
Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch

Var. roseum
Location: Benmore
Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch