A fragrant Vireya Rhododendron from the higher foothills and mountains of New Guinea, Rhododendron Konori is rare in cultivation, yet highly sought after.
Rhododendron Konori (picture right) has large white (pink flushed) fragrant tubular flowers set in a wheel shape. Native to the mountains of Papua New Guinea. In a warm climate the fragrance is strong and this particular species is used widely in hybridizing.
Many Vireya types will have Rhododendron Konori in their parentage somewhere.