Rhododendron


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Rhododendron

plant genus in the family Ericaceae; contains andromedotoxin which causes a syndrome of repeated swallowing, bloat, vomiting, abdominal pain and frequent defecation. The course is short and the outcome may be death from aspiration pneumonia or complete recovery. Called also azalea.
The list of toxic plants includes R. albiflorum, R. arboreum, R. campanulatum, R. cinnabarinum, R. indicum, R. macrophyllum (R. californicum, California rose bay), R. maximum (great laurel), R. molle, R. occidentale (western azalea), R. ponticum (horticultural rhododendron).
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Aled was greeted by Glynllifon Forester Andrew Williamson, who was supervising the students in their task of ridding the woodland of 15 acres of rhododendron.
Rhododendron, who was beaten at Epsom only by Enable in a Classic contested in a torrential thunderstorm and with her rival having the benefit of the rail, was pulled up in the Diane after bursting a blood vessel.
Rhododendron, the emphatic winner of the Group 1 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October, went off the 5-4 favourite for the 1,000 Guineas.
Rhododendron was expected to already be a Classic heroine by now.
Word from Tipperary is that Rhododendron has been pleasing in the run-up to the first test of her three-year-old season, so it is no surprise that Ryan Moore - attempting a hat-trick in the fillies' Classic - prefers her to Hydrangea and fellow Ballydoyle inmate Winter.
The Ballydoyle trainer knows what type of filly is needed to have a victory march down the Rowley Mile having saddled the winner three times and believes Rhododendron fits the bill.
The Friends of Hendricks Park sponsored a historical tour of the park's rhododendron garden, hosted by Emily Aune.
This takes our number of National Collections to five - we already hold collections of Magnolia, Eucryphia, Embothrium and Rhododendron forrestii.
OUT OF 1,000 SPECIES AROUND THE GLOBE, 32 ARE FOUND IN NEPAL, INCLUDING RHODODENDRON COWANIANUM, RHODODENDRON LOWNDESIT, KAKANI, CHAMPADEVI, GODAVARI, NAGARKOT, SHIVAPURI AND PHULCHOWKI.
The genus Rhododendron, Ericaceae family, is an ornamental shrub popularly known as azalea.
The Siberian species of Rhododendron are of a considerable interest in this regard, and they also are insufficiently studied.
The larva can destroy a rhododendron by eating all of its roots.