Monday, 6 April 2015

Rhododendron species portraits from Ray Wood, 6 April

Rhododendron calophytum

R. mucronulatum

R. fulvum 'Windlesham White'

R. piercei

R. pocophorum var. hemidartum Rock 11179

R. temenium var. gilvum 'Cruachan'

R. lanatoides KW 5971

R. diphrocalyx

R. barbatum: the Blue Tits have discovered that this species (and R. mallotum, also with red flowers) contains nectar , which they drink from the flowers. In perching on the truss, however, they damage the flowers, and sometimes rip them apart.

R. meddianum Forrest 24104

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