Rhododendron alabamense Rehder. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Moist slopes, bluffs, streambanks. Dist: W. GA and Panhandle FL west through AL to e. MS. R. alabamense is reported for Calhoun County, SC (Radford, Ahles, & Bell 1968), but this record actually represents the more recently described R. eastmanii.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Fl5, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, Tn, WH3, Kron (1993), Luteyn et al (1996), Wilson & Rehder (1921), Zhou et al (2008); = Azalea alabamensis (Rehder) Small – S