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This (interim) azalea index gives the spelling, hybrid group and source of the accepted names for about 10,000 azaleas, along with their published synonyms and spelling errors, and links to pictures of many those azaleas. Collecting and publishing these names was possible only with generous permission from Timber Press to use information from their Azaleas book by Fred C. Galle, and from the Royal Horticultural Society to use information from their International Rhododendron Register and Checklist.
The pictures have been contributed by members of the Azalea Society and others. Many more pictures are needed; contact Dave Banks for details on getting them to us. Note: new pictures are being added frequently and may not appear in this index: go look on the picture website to be sure.
organization The index is divided into many pages. Each page starts with a set of links to all the pages, as shown above. Each link shows the first three letters of the first and last name on that page. Thus, for example, occidentale is on the Nuc-Orl page. To find a name of interest, either use the above links or use the search box on the left to get to the right page, and then scroll to the name or use your browser find.
sequence The azalea names are sequenced ignoring punctuation and spaces, e.g., 'B. Y. Morrison' appears after 'Bycendron' and before 'Byron'.
notation Names of cultivars have initial capitals and are enclosed in single quotes, e.g., 'Amy'. Names of species are in italics, without initial capitals, e.g., occidentale. Common names and breeder codes have initial capitals without quotes, e.g., Smooth Azalea.
synonyms Names in parentheses are synonyms, variations, known spelling errors or breeder codes of the accepted name, which is shown in bold before the parentheses, e.g.,
'Laura Morland' ('Mrs. Morland', U4-1).
Names followed by see are synonyms, variations, or spelling errors of the accepted name, which is linked after the see, e.g.,
'Mrs. Morland' see 'Laura Morland'.
Accepted names, synonyms, variations and spelling errors are listed as index entries; breeder codes for named plants are not listed.
hybrid groups The names of the hybrid groups are adapted from Fred C. Galle Azaleas, with some groups further divided by hybridizer.
name sources The source of each name of an azalea is shown by the abbreviated name of the source document mentioning the azalea. The two-digit number at the end of the abbreviation gives the year of publication.
pictures Pictures are linked with a code to describe the type of picture, such as b for a bloom closeup. Click a link to see the picture in a new window; browse there as desired; close the window to return to the list of names.
colors Picture colors only approximate the actual flower colors due to differences in lighting and camera settings when the pictures were taken, and differences in monitor settings when viewing the pictures. For the best color, adjust your monitor to see a difference between each of these 16 shades of gray:
reduce your monitor brightness to see more differences to the right;
increase your monitor brightness to see more differences to the left; or
reduce your monitor contrast if you can only see differences in the center.
more information Each page of the index has ? links to more information on these topics.
|Updated February 17, 2015|
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