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Rhododendron indicum ‘Macranthum’

Probably a form of Rhododendron indicum Sweet.  I have no specific description but the name macranthus suggests that it had particularly large flowers. 


Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

It was included among desiderata to Loddiges’ nursery on 16th April 1846 under the name Rhododendron macranthum.  [MP A2933-1, p.147].  There is no direct evidence that it was grown in the gardens. 



Rhododendron macranthum Griff., from Bhutan, was published in 1848 and is unlikely to be the plant Macarthur requested of Loddiges.

See also Rhododendron indicum Sweet.


Published Jan 16, 2009 - 01:13 PM | Last updated Sep 30, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin
  • Rhododendron macranthum G.Don 

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Rhododendron macranthum 


Confidence level medium