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Rhododendron

   
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Noticeable Features

  1. A mountain tree
  2. Leaves crowded at ends of branches
  3. Flowers are in clusters at branch ends
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) All along the Himalayas; absent in Kashmir Valley
Type Evergreen tree
Peak flowering season Spring
Flower Bell shaped, showy, commonly blood-red, also pink and white
Fruit Long ribbed 10 chambered capsule with minute seeds
Leaves Lance shaped, pointed, leathery, covered with small silvery scales below
Bark Reddish brown, peeling off in small flakes
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