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'Rhododendron gardenia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
An imperfectly understood species similar to R. konori and differing in the nearly completely glabrous style. Most if not all plants of this species are now referable to cultivar ‘Gardenia Odyssey’ a plant introduced into Australia from The Netherlands and now widely distributed. See: Craven L. The Rhododendron, Spring 1993, Vol. 33 pp 11-12, Bringing a conclusion to confusion: Rhododendron ‘Gardenia Odyssey’. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)
Conservation status Least concern (LC)