Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinn., Ericaceae

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Common name: Pinxter-flower.

Voucher: Kostadinov 186, (URV)

Brief description: A shrub to 2 m. Leaves are oblong or obovate, simple, alternate, entire, pinnately veined,  ciliate, margins serrate-toothed to denticulate. Flowers are perfect, in clusters, the corolla is funnelform, pink to nearly white; the tube is pubescent; the stamens and stigma are much exserted. Fruits are a dehiscent capsule. 

Campus data: Frequent as undergrowth of Westhampton Forest edges. Practically absent elsewhere on campus. This species is one of the native azaleas; numerous forms of cultivated hybrid azaleas are also present on campus.