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Nomenclatural History


Azalea canescens Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 150 (1803). Type: juxta rivulos Carolinae inferioris. A. Michaux s.n. (lecto. designated here, P-MICHX; IDC #6411,36.1.4). Azalea nudiflora var. bicolor Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 203 (1789). A. bicolor (Aiton) Pursh, Fl. Am. Septentr. 1: 153 (1814). Rhododendron bicolor (Aiton) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 344 (1830). Type: n.v. Azalea rosea Lois, in Duhamel, Traite Arb. Arbust. ed. 2, 224: 64 (1812), nom. illeg.; Rhododendron roseum (Lois,) Rehder, Monogr. Azaleas 138-139 (1921), nom. illeg.; R. nudiflorum (L.) Torr. var. roseum (Lois.) Weigand in Rhodora 26:1-5 (1924), nom. illeg. Type: as for A. canescens Michaux. Azalea Candida Small in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 28: 360 (1901). Rhododendron candidum (Small) Rehder, in Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 5: 2945 (1916). R. canescens (Michaux) Sweet var. candidum (Small) Rehder, Monogr. Azaleas. 146 (1921). Azalea canescens var. Candida (Small) Ashe in J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 38: 91 (1922). Type: Georgia, Lowndes Co.: along Withlacoochee River, about Valdosta. 6-12 vi 1895. /. K. Small s.n. (holo. NY; iso. A, NY). Rhododendron canescens f. subglabrum Rehder, Monogr. Azaleas 145 (1921). Type: Mississippi, Hinds Co.: Jackson, 15 iv 1915. T. G. Harbison 16 (lecto. A; isolecto. NCU).



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