- Flower nameOryukyu
- Scientific nameRhododendron x mucronatum 'oryukyu'
- Aliasoryukyu, 大琉球
- Place of originhorticultural variety
- Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Park
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Oryukyu
Oryukyu (scientific name: Rhododendron x mucronatum 'Oryukyu') is a horticultural variety of 'Rhododendron mucronatum' which is an evergreen shrub in the family Ericaceae and is a hybrid of Rhododendron ripense and R. macrosepalum. Oryukyu has larger flowers than Mucronatum. The petals are funnel-shaped with five deep lobes at the tips and dark pink spots on the upper petals.
Common name: Oryukyu, scientific name: Rhododendron x mucronatum 'Oryukyu', Synonym: Rhododendron hortense cv. Oryukyu, also known as "Oryukyu azalea", Leaf shape: oblong-ovate; leaf inflorescence: alternate; leaf margins: finely hairy, Leaf shape: oblong; inflorescence: alternate; leaf margins: finely hairy; flowering season: May; petals: 5; flower diameter: 6-7 cm, Flowering season: May; Petals: 5; Diameter: 6-7 cm; Flower shape: funnel-shaped with 5 deep lobes at the apex; Stamens: 10, Flowering season: May; petals: 5; flower diameter: 6-7 cm; flower shape: funnel-shaped with 5 deep apical lobes; stamens: 10; fruit type: capsule; fruit shape: ovoid; fruit length: 1 cm.