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Family Ericaceae
Lopong
Rhododendron vidalii Rolfe

Scientific names Common names
Rhododendron vidalii Rolfe Lofong (Bon.)
Rhododendron verticillatum Vidal Lopong (Bon.)
Rhododendron lussoniense Rendle Tingei (Bon.)
Rhododendron vidalii Rolfe is an unresolved name The Plant List


Botany
Lopong is a low, branching shrub 1 to 2 meters high. Leaves are oblong or obovate-oblong, 25 to 45 millimeters long, 10 to 20 millimeters wide, rounded at the tip, and pointed at the base, crowded in pseudo-whorls. Flowers are showy, white, about 3 centimeters long, and borne usually in clusters of two or three. Fruit is hairy, 1.5 to 2 centimeters long. Seeds are slightly more than 1 millimet4r in length, and bear appendages as long as themselves.

Distribution
- In mossy forests on exposed ridges, at an altitude of from 1,000 to 2,000 meters, in Cagayan, Isabela, Abra, Ifugao, Lepanto, Bontoc, Bataan, Quezon, and Laguna Provinces in Luzon.

Uses

Folkloric
Used as a cure for itches.

Studies
No studies found.

Availability
Wild-crafted.


Last Updated July 2015

IMAGE SOURCE: / Photograph / Ericaceae : Rhododendron vidalii subsp. vidalii det. George Argent 25-Mar-13 / /Inflorescence / Copyright © 2013 by Ravan Schneider (contact: pieter.pelser@canterbury.ac.nz) [ref. DOL64539] / Non-Commercial Use / click on photograph to see source image / Phytoimages.siu.edu
OTHER IMAGE SOURCE: / Photo / Flower closeup / Ericaceae : Rhododendron vidalii subsp. vidalii det. George Argent 25-Mar-13/ Flower, 50mm in diameter / Copyright © 2013 by Ravan Schneider (contact: pieter.pelser@canterbury.ac.nz) [ref. DOL64541] / Non-Commercial Use / click on photograph to see source image/ Phytoimages.siu.edu

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1)
Rhododendron vidalii /
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
(2)
Rhododendrom vidalii / The Plant List

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