Rhododendron niveum

species of plant

Rhododendron niveum is a Rhododendron species.[2] It is native to northeastern India (including Sikkim), Bhutan, and southern Tibet. It grows at altitudes of 2600–3500 meters.

Rhododendron niveum
Rhododendron niveum - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - DSC07606.JPG
Scientific classification
R. niveum
Binomial name
Rhododendron niveum
Hook. f.[1]

It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 2–6 m in height, with leathery leaves 8.5–11 by 3.6–4.6 cm in size. Flowers are magenta to lilac.[3]


  1. "Rhododendron niveum", J. D. Hooker, J. Hort. Soc. London. 7: 78. 1852.
  2. Hooker J.D. 1852. Rhododendron niveum. J. Hort. Soc. London. 7: 78.
  3. He Mingyou; David F. Chamberlain. "Rhododendron niveum". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 20 May 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)