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Australian Rhododendron is small shrub growing to one metre tall. The glossy leaves are elliptical and grow up to 10 cm long and 5 cm wide, and are thick and stiff. It has very attractive clusters of reddish pink bell-shaped flowers that grow to 5 cm long. The fruit is a capsule up to 4 cm long. this plant is a very ornamental species and is grown in cultivation. Rhododendron lochiae is a "Vireya" Rhododendron (a tropical subgenus of Rhododendron native to south east Asia and Australia).
tropical mountain top rainforests where it grows as an epiphyte in rainforest trees, or grows on rocks or boulders as a lithophyte.
Rhododendron lochiae is found in north eastern Queensland
|Common Name:||Australian Rhododendron|