Great Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Mixed Appalachian
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in moist, cool sites, usually as an understory tree; often in dense thickets; Appalachian Mountains and foothills.
Stature: Up to about 30 feet high but usually smaller; trunk to 1 foot in diameter; with a rounded, bushy crown.
Leaves: Evergreen; 4-12 inches long; shaped like elongated candle flames; edges even; leathery; smooth, shiny, and dark green above; paler below.
Bark: Thin; reddish brown; scaly when mature.
Flowers: Showy; whitish to pink or purple.
Fruit: Woody; nut-like; 5-shelled; about 1/2 inch long.
Frequent Mushroom Associates:
Mycena carolinensis . . .
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Great Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/rhododendron_maximum.html