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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Rhododendron||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Rhododendron occidentale (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Habit: Hairs sparse to dense, glandular or not. Stem: <= 8 m, densely branched, hairy. Leaf: (2.5)3.5--8.2(10.8) cm, (0.8)1.2--2.9(3.6) cm wide, deciduous, margin ciliate. Inflorescence: short, 3--15-flowered, bracts red-brown, margins ciliate or glandular. Flower: corolla widely funnel-shaped, white to pink to salmon, upper petal yellow- to orange-blotched; stamens 5, +- equal. Fruit: longer than wide, dehiscing tip to base. Seed: ovate to fusiform, coat expanded around seed. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Streambanks, ocean bluffs, moist wooded slopes and canyon bottoms, serpentine ridges; Elevation: < 2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCoRH), CaRH, n SNF, SNH, GV, CCo, SnFrB, n SCoRI, PR; Distribution Outside California: Oregon. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Kathleen A. Kron & Walter S. Judd
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Citation for this treatment: Kathleen A. Kron & Walter S. Judd 2016. Rhododendron occidentale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41152, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.