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Rhododendron lochiae F.Muell.
Native Rhododendron
These beautiful plants grow on the tops of the highest mountains in North Queensland. There has been debate as to whether there are one or two species in North Queensland but APC only lists one.


Rhododendron lochiae Rhododendron lochiae
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location:Mt Bartle Frere, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E GPS coordinates:N/A
  Date of photo:5 January 2014 Date of photo:6 July 2010
  Field No.: 2333 Field No.:U558
   
Rhododendron lochiae Rhododendron lochiae
 
Description:Flower buds Description:Whole plant growing in rock crevice.
  Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location: Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E
  Date of photo:5 January 2014 Date of photo:5 January 2014
  Field No.: 2333 Field No.: 2333
     
  Rhododendron lochiae Rhododendron lochiae
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Leaves
  Location: Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location: Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E
  Date of photo:5 January 2014 Date of photo:8 October 2010
  Field No.: 2333 Field No.: U557
     
  Rhododendron lochiae Rhododendron lochiae
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant with Alyxia orophila
  Location: Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location: Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E GPS coordinates:16˚30.769S  145˚16.115E
  Date of photo:7 January 2018 Date of photo:7 January 2018
  Field No.: 6333 Field No.: 6333
     

References (accessed 27 January 2018):

http://anpsa.org.au/r-loc.html

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Rhododendron_lochiae.htm

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gallery/rhododendron-viriosum-oconnor-2007.html

http://www.vireya.net/archive/WithersAusJ92.pdf

Craven, L.A. & Withers, R.M. (1996), A second species of Rhodendron (Ericaceae) from Australia. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 53(1): 31

 

 

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