It is very free flowering in early May. Narrow, leathery, green leaves on a dense, spreading habit topped by large trusses of spring flowers in lovely shades of lavender-purple. Hello and welcome, to the mother hoard of all the theories and head-cannons dedicated Sherlockians have came up with. R. ponticum is a dense, suckering shrub or small tree growing to 5 m (16 ft) tall, rarely 8 m (26 ft). datasets have provided data to the NBN Atlas for this species.. Browse the list of datasets and find organisations you can join if you are interested in participating in a survey for species like Rhododendron ponticum L. What did you think of the movie? It made me think of the ‘distilled liquor’ given to Juliet by Friar Lawrence in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. It has been widely distributed as an ornamental species due to its attractive flowers, and can subsequently Rhododendron ponticum Name Synonyms Azalea gandavensis K.Koch Rhododendron azaleoides hort. R. ponticum is difficult to eradicate, as its roots can make new shoots. It might have helped that any great expectations had been dashed by a friend on facebook, but nonetheless I thought it was an enjoyable, action-packed, fast-paced fast-talking very sexy flick. Sherlock dosing himself with grayanotoxin adds way more uncontrolled risk factors to the situation than a few tears ever could. #marywatson I did a google search and read something on Mad Honey Disease (and wasn’t Rhododendrons used in the first Guy Ritchie Sherlock film?) Find your thing. We love its lovely healthy foliage and habit. I just don’t understand the mechanism of takin a poison, stayin totally alive but only having asystole. It produces abundant seed and also suckers, forming dense thickets. 2004 (pdf) Origin and Maintenance of Rhododendron x sochadzeae, a Fertile F1 Hybrid which Occupies an Ecotone between R. ponticum and R. caucasicum in Turkey Rhododendron x sochadzeae forms large populations in which neither segregation nor backcrossing occur, in habitats intermediate between those of its parents. This lovely flower is a reference to the 6th episode of BBC Sherlock, “The Reichenbach Fall”. why were the rich called blue bloods…well they drank from the finest leaded cups and glasses. Hey, so in the movie, how comes blackwood when he used that poison, he didn’t have all these other symptoms of ‘vomiting, sweating and so’ and just had ‘no pulse’. Not all members of the genus are poisonous, but play it on the safe side and don’t eat random plants. its all good. Rhododendrons (and azaleas, the dwarf (midget) version) are a moderately toxic group of plants. Cheers. ex Dum.Cours. I'm at the Star Wars red carpet premiere in Hollywood and just saw Chewy. Insects. / The Rhododendron ponticum was a key clue to Sherlock finding the kidnapped children and also happens to have drug properties such as decreased heart rate and low blood pressure (among others)… • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Pontic Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum (H-2) Sku #1957. The flowers are 3.5 to 5 cm (1.4 to 2.0 in) in diameter, violet-purple, often with small greenish-yellow spots or streaks. Light Needs. Introduction to Britain. It can also result in watery eyes. And it’s in the part where Holmes enters the home of the midget scientist. Some will leave you with a lovely feeling! the ropes were tightened to give better support and thus better sleep; as for the bugs, well, you were sleeping on straw/grass. Rhododendron ponticum is native to countries in the western and eastern Mediterranean such as Spain, Portugal and Turkey and also occurs eastwards through Asia into China.It is not native to Britain, but was first introduced in the late 18th Century. The effects of Rhododendron ponticum was mentioned in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes as a purposed way to arrange a fake execution. They also used Rhododendron ponticumas a rootstock for grafting scions from less hardy but … For people who haven’t seen the theory the anon’s referring to: My understanding is that it’s the idea that Sherlock drugged himself with grayanotoxin, which is derived from rhododendrons.The basis for this is that Sherlock mentioned Rhododendron ponticum when he had the Homeless Network helping him find where the kidnapped children were being held. This project was designed to devise methods to tackle the impact of Rhododendron ponticum Plus some men use it as an aphrodisiac. Pretty Things And Monster's Theory Tumblr. Rhododendron ponticum is readily recognised by its distinctive attractive flowers and large dark green coloured, oval leaves. During the search for the missing children, Sherlock identifies the vegetation sample from a footprint as belonging to the same plant that can induce a death-like sleep, reducing a heartbeat to almost nothing. This is great. There were lots of sciencey deductions made that weren’t very well explained, so if you have any questions, post a comment and I’ll do me best! by Captain Skellett | Dec 27, 2009 | How Things Work, Poisons, Science in the Movies | 11 comments. This lovely flower is a reference to the 6th episode of BBC Sherlock, “The Reichenbach Fall”. It was introduced as a rootstock species for less hardy Rhododendron … But then I’m not a film critic. #spoilers, Rhododendron ponticum. Rhododendron arboreum (Lali Gurans) is the national flower of Nepal. The fruit is a dry capsule 1.5 to 2.5 cm (0.59 to 0.98 in) long, containing numerous small seeds. A charming dwarf rhododendron with greenish yellow flowers, spotted red in the throat and striped red on the reverse in trusses of 3. This movie was just okay at making people understanding how we lived just 100 years ago. It was originally introduced by Conrad Loddiges as seed in 1763 to be used as a cultivated flowering plant in gardens, parks, and estates as a horticultural exhibit, but was also extensively planted in western Victorian hunting Estates under woodland canopies and on heathland areas to provide shelter for game species. its in the very last scene. Rododendron disigna comunamente de plantas del genro Rhododendron L., de la familha de las ericaceas, que reunís mai de 1000 espècias, dentre elas las azaleas.. Los rododendros se pòdon far butar en forma de Bonsaï.Son de plantas arborescentas o arbustivas, o tanben epifitas, nativas de las regions de clima temperat de l'emisfèrio nòrd. #johnwatson ponticum, with a number of varieties recorded, R. ponticum var. That’s the rhododendron poison, making a comeback after 2400 years on a big screen near you! Find your thing. It has become what we class as a weed; an invasive species in the case of this particular rhododendron. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page The genus Rhododendron is the largest in the Ericaceae family with 1200 species. Why is the rum gone!! Idiots. watch ‘dirty cities’ to get the full blow of it. It can also result in watery eyes. Rhododendron ponticum is one of those examples where a plant species has been introduced to serve a practical purpose and has turned into a liability instead.. Medical understanding was at best barbaric. As for you Captain Skellett, cheers and all the best! I saw Sherlock Holmes last night with SexyMan, the cinema was packed and we sat in the second row from the front. i would like to know the scientific reason behind lord black wood’s pretension of no pulse and hanging. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The leaves are evergreen, 6 to 18 cm (2.4 to 7.1 in) long and 2 to 5 cm (0.79 to 1.97 in) wide. #sherlock Rhododendron ponticum is an established non-native invasive species within the UK, threatening a variety of natural and semi-natural habitats and the associated flora and fauna. There are two subspecies of Rhododendron ponticum, subsp. Others, well, let's not talk about that right now. Today a medic specifically feels for a pulse with the pointer and middle, never reaching over the neck and for the wrist careful not to wrap the diagnosing hand around. Well, in the day before our metal springs, ropes were strung to the bed frame to hold the straw mattress. England demonstrated that the invasion of Rhododendron ponticum has detrimental effects on the fruiting of larger fungi. Woo. Evergreen. Def the movie took some creative license, because distillation processes were not very good. Description: This species was first introduced to parks, gardens, and demesnes in Britain and Ireland in the 1700’s. (the thumb tends to be more insensitive and carries a bit of pulse itself). K? Can someone explain to me? Homonyms Rhododendron ponticum L. Common names Pontian rhododendron in English Pontian rhododendron in language. WHAT IF THAT WAS THE DETAIL WE ALL MISSED. #mycroft Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree") is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the Southern Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America.It is the national flower of Nepal. Caution: Rhododendron ponticum is an invasive plant. Rhododendron ponticum is the state flower of Indian-administered Kashmir and Pakistan Controlled Kashmir. Rhododendron ponticum, called common rhododendron or pontic rhododendron, is a species of rhododendron.It is native to southern Europe and Asia.It is the state flower of Kashmir.It has become an Invasive species in North America.It is a dense,suckering, shrub or small Tree that usually grows to 5 meters tall,or rarely 8 meters. It’s not HUGELY poisonous, about 100 grams need to be ingested by a 25 kg child to seriously poison them, but it is a problem for livestock – particularly sheep, goats and cows – who munch on the flowers and get seriously sick. Wherever this plant invades, there is drop in the biodiversity of the area, not only because of the loss of plant species but also of insects and other invertebrates. Rhododendron ponticum has become invasive in Ireland and the United Kingdom. can u tell me specficially which part of the movie it came from? What’s the Rhododendron theory I’ve seen people mention? 2. Rhododendron Ponticum. thks so much! Introduction 2.1. Inside will be spoilers but you've pr... #bbc They thought she was dead, and actually put her in the family crypt. It has been widely disturbed as an ornamental plant of gardens and parks (Dehnen-Schmutz et al ., 2004). Of course, if you boiled it down and concentrated the liquid… well that’s a different story. I watched the movie like a fan watches a tennis match, but surprisingly it was still good! Rhododendron ponticum. illuminum:. It can grow quite tall with specimens regularly attaining 8 m. Also, there’s not much point in saying Sherlock used both the rubber ball pulse stop and Rhododendron ponticum to simulate death. Therefore, sleep tight and do not let the bed bugs bite! much was unknown. Produces terminal trusses of 10 to 15 purple, funnel-shaped flowers in spring. ~ From a tumblr post by:  stellatkd1994, iamthedavrezi, stupidface-idjits-in221b and cumberbangers. Rhododendron ponticum. R.ponticum was first introduced to the UK via Gibraltar in 1763 and by 1893 it was being sold on London markets as a flowering pot plant. Copy and paste the following code to link back to this work (CTRL A/CMD A will select all), or use the Tweet or Tumblr links to share the work on your Twitter or Tumblr account. The effects of R. ponticum was mentioned in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes No-one died, unlike in 67 BC, where the army of Mithradates IV killed Pompey the Great’s soldiers while they were incapacitated. The … It’s biological warfare, victory has never tasted sweeter. It created much the same effect, didn’t it? During the search for the missing children, Sherlock identifies the vegetation sample from a footprint as belonging to the same plant that can induce a death-like sleep, reducing a heartbeat to almost nothing. ponticum: of Pontus, NE Turkey. Rhododendron control is a key element in nature conservation in many areas. baeticum and subsp. Rhododendron Rhododendron is a large evergreen shrub (growing up to 8m tall) that was introduced to Ireland as an ornamental plant in the 18th Century from Asia and north-west China. oh, that’s why! Lord Blackwood the gr8.. hehe sorry.. but what about the NO PULSE EFFECT…….did not get that part right………the hanging stuff was brilliant though……. omg, this is exactly what i needed. thks tho! Mad honey is still a problem today – not so much the stuff in a grocery store (which is diluted and problem tested and stuff) but organic honey direct from the beehive can be risky. In the case of stipitate hydnums, removal of R. ponticum encouraged new fruiting not seen for many years (Watling 2005). 1. People would die if they bit their tongue from infection. At one point in the movie they talk about rhododendron poison, but don’t explain at all what it is. I am, however, a science geek. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Rhododendron azaleoides hort. This causes a range of symptoms based on where the activated cells are located, such as muscle weakness, vomiting, sweating, salivation, seizures, and either dangerously slow or dangerously fast heartbeat, depending on the dose. Details R. ponticum is a densely branched evergreen shrub with tough, leathery, dark green, oval leaves. Rhododendron ponticum (L.) is a non-indigenous evergreen shrub belonging to the Ericaceae family. This post has been carefully written to avoid spoilers, but if you want to play it safe go and see the movie and come back in 3 hours. Great movie. Rhododendron ponticum is a large evergreen shrub which grows up to 8 m tall and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and soil types (Maguire et al., 2008). album, a form with white flowers, R. ponticum var. Excellent for use as a flowering hedge, screen or specimen. An invasive species is a plant which is listed in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. . ‘Sleep tight’ what does that mean!! Sir, but u said slow pulse right , it is not possible that there is no pulse, or is it? They may have taken some artistic license, methinks. Doctors feeling for a pulse had was not a science and a lot was taken for granted. / The Rhododendron ponticum was a key clue to Sherlock finding the kidnapped children and also happens to have drug properties such as decreased heart rate and low blood pressure (among others)… • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Milne et al. Rhododendron is extremely toxic to horses, with some animals dying within a few hours of ingesting the plant, although most horses tend to avoid it if they have access to good forage. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. Exactly the answer I was looking for. If you’re out strolling the mountains near the eastern side of the Black Sea in Turkey, or generally in the USA or UK, then don’t eat this plant: Not all members of the genus are poisonous, but play it on the safe side and don’t eat random plants. Produces terminal trusses of 10 to 15 purple, funnel-shaped flowers in spring. In winter, streets would rise 3 to 6 feet from animal and human waste/fecal matter. the term ‘mad as a hatter’ comes from the ill affects of mercury used to make felt for hat construction. Rhododendron ponticum was first brought to Britain, probably from Spain or Portugal, around 1763 for botanical gardens and used on big estates as cover for … Let us remember the times in which this took place. cheiranthifolium a compact variety with narrow and wavy leaves, R. ponticum … I’ll open this question to the floor – anyone remember? but not sure how it’s relevant? In the end, it can cause death. The toxin is water soluble, so it can be extracted from the leaves and flowers. A number of insects either target rhododendrons or will opportunistically attack them. i finally found it. When Rhododendron ponticum is in flower, it may ‘monopolise’ the pollinating insects to the detriment of other species in the vicinity. Despite producing an attractive… RhododendronPonticum is a fanfiction author that has written 5 stories for Glee, Sherlock, and Supernatural. Culture Edit Symbolism Edit. Rhododendron ponticum, native to southern Europe and south west Asia was introduced into the UK in the 18th Century. It binds to specific sodium ion channels in cell membranes (which I’ve talked about before) and prevents inactivation, causing persistent activation of muscle and nerve cells. Don’t think you’re safe just because you don’t make a habit of eating plants – the toxin is also found in the nectar of flowers, and bees that feast on them can make “mad honey.” It took out an army in 401 BC lead by Xenophon of Athens against Persia – hundreds of soldiers vomiting and unable to walk for a day. Since then, this plant has grown uncontrollably and is now a common sight throughout western parts of the British Isles in areas such as Cornwall, Wales and parts of Scotland and Ireland. Aim of this advice This document provides best practice management guidelines on the control of Rhododendron ponticum and Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerus) on the island of Ireland. It is naturalized in Ireland, the U.K. and much of western Europe as well as in parts of New Zealand. The toxin is called grayanotoxin. Rhododendron ponticum was intentionally introduced into Ireland from the 1760s onwards (Higgins, 2008). It is an introduced species, spreading in woodland areas and replacing the natural understory. Great explanation behind the venom that supposedly made the evil dude feel dead. If Sherlock is crying on the rooftop is what Moffat describes as 'out of character...'. Sry jack li, been thinking and thinking and can’t for the life of me remember… I can see leaves steeping in a bowl, but it’s been a few weeks since I saw the movie. Is no pulse, or is it of larger fungi been widely disturbed as an ornamental plant of gardens parks. 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