Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Rhododendron arboreum Sm.

Family: Ericaceae Genus: Rhododendron Species: Rhododendron arboreum Sm.






Synonym Rhododendron puniceum Roxb., Rhododendron windsorii Nutt.
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Burans, Lal buransh Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Rhododendron Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Kharom Leishok Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 1200 - 2400 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 1 in. long, cylindrical, longitudinally ribbed and curved, seeds ellipsoid, minute
Habitat Occurs along the margin, openings of high altitude and montane evergreen forests Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka And Thailand Bark Details Bark reddish brown, corky, peeling off in small flakes, blaze reddish brown or pinkish with White lines
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Woody or growing in a tree-like form has been recorded as reaching heights of up to 20 m although more usually it has a height and spread up to 12 m (36 ft) x 12 m (36 ft) Leaf Details Leaves croeded at the ends of branches 3-6 by .75-1.75 in.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details