Mr. Smith’s Yellow Rose-Bay

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Mr. Smith's Yellow Rose-Bay (Rhododendron smithii aureum) is a plant in the family Ericaceae
Rhododendrum smithii aureum.
(Facing p. 45.)

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Missouri Botanical Garden Library, The Internet Archive
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After a drawing by S. Holden

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Mr. Smith’s yellow rose-bay (Rhododendron smithii aureum) is a plant in the family Ericaceae. It is described as follows in Paxton’s Magazine of Botany[1]:

This noble hybrid, which appears to be one of the handsomest and most distinct seedling Rhododendrons at present in existence, owes its origin to Mr Smith, nurseryman, of Norbiton near Kingston, Surrey, who procured it from a hardy seedling Rhododendron of his own, fertilised with the yellow-flowered Chinese Azalea, A. sinensis, and at whose request we have given it the above name.

  1. ^ Paxton, Joseph. Paxton’s Magazine of Botany, Vol. 9. London: W. S. Orr and Co., 1842, p. 79.
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