EPPO Global Database

Rhododendron ponticum(RHOPO)

Code created in: 2002-08-17

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: RHOPO
  • Preferred name: Rhododendron ponticum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Black Sea, Caucasus. Cultivated as an ornamental and ground-cover plant, and widely naturalized in Western Europe (Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Rhododendron lancifolium Mönch
Rhododendron speciosum Salisbury

Common names
Name Language
pontic rhododendron English
Pontic rhododendron English
rhododendron English
southern rhododendron English
pontische Alpenrose German
Pontisch-Rhododendron German
rhododendron d'Asie mineure French
rhododendron pontique French
jaranzo Spanish
ojaranzo Spanish
rhododendro pontico Italian
Pontische rododendron Dutch
adelfeira Portuguese
рододендрон понтийский Russian
kumar Turkish
понтийски рододендорн Bulgarian
róslabhras Irish