Cibodas Botanic Gardens collecting many plants and flowers species. One of beautiful flowers you can see at the gardens is Rhododendron. Rhododendron is a genus of thousands species of woody plants in the heath family and found mainly in Asia. The word Rhododendron comes from the greek words: “rodon” means “rose” and “dendron” means “tree”, hence it means Rose Tree. The plant has narrow and pointed green leaves that often stay green throughout the seasons.
Cibodas Botanic Gardens built Rhododendon garden in 2002. In this garden, there are three main species of Rhododendron: Rhododendron javanicum from Java, Rhododendron macgregoriae from Papua dan Rhododendron mucronatum from Japan. You can see the picture of Rhododendron Mucronatum on the image below. I took the photo at Rhododendron garden in Cibodas Garden, Cianjur, West Java.
The flower was brought from Japan, but it is originally from China. It has bright pink color. It has many branches, covered with many evergreen leaves.