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Rhododendron niveum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: 'Rhododendron'
Binomial name
Rhododendron niveum

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

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.


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