- Flower nameRhododendron mikawanum
- Scientific nameRhododendron kaempferi Planch. var. mikawanum
- Alias三河躑躅, 躑躅, ツツジ
- Place of originMikawa region , Aichi Prefecture, Japan
- Place of floweringGarden, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June
What is Rhododendron mikawanum
Rhododendron mikawanum or Mikawa tsutsuji (scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum Planch. var. mikawanum or Rhododendron kaempferi Planch. var. mikawanum) is a semi-evergreen shrub of the azalea genus of the family Ericaceae, native to Japan. It is a variety of Yama tsutsuji or Rhododendron kaempferi (scientific name: Rhododendron kaempferi)） that grows naturally in low mountain meadows from Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan, and grows naturally in forests and forest margins in the Mikawa region (Aichi Prefecture). It is 1-3 m tall. It is characterized by its small flowers and leaves, and short hairs on the flower threads.
Common name: Mikawa tsutsuji or Rhododendron mikawanum), Scientific name: Rhododendron obtusum Planch. var. mikawanum, Origin: Japan, Life cycle: Forest, forest margin, Life form: Semi-evergreen shrub, Height: 1-3 Inflorescence: alternate; leaf shape: elliptic; leaf margin: serrate; inflorescence shape: racemose; corolla shape: funnel-shaped with 5 lobes at the tip; flower color: red-purple, peach; flowering season: April to June; number of stamens: 5; flower column: 1; fruit type: capsule; fruiting season: August to October.