In the case of stipitate hydnums, removal of R. ponticum encouraged new fruiting not seen for many years (Watling 2005). I did a google search and read something on Mad Honey Disease (and wasn’t Rhododendrons used in the first Guy Ritchie Sherlock film?) 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. They thought she was dead, and actually put her in the family crypt. Light Needs. 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. Rhododendron control is a key element in nature conservation in many areas. Rhododendron ponticum, native to southern Europe and south west Asia was introduced into the UK in the 18th Century. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! England demonstrated that the invasion of Rhododendron ponticum has detrimental effects on the fruiting of larger fungi. Milne et al. It can also result in watery eyes. People would die if they bit their tongue from infection. K? It is very free flowering in early May. 1. 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……. No-one died, unlike in 67 BC, where the army of Mithradates IV killed Pompey the Great’s soldiers while they were incapacitated. Idiots. ~ From a tumblr post by:  stellatkd1994, iamthedavrezi, stupidface-idjits-in221b and cumberbangers. / 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. #spoilers, Rhododendron ponticum. Also, there’s not much point in saying Sherlock used both the rubber ball pulse stop and Rhododendron ponticum to simulate death. It’s biological warfare, victory has never tasted sweeter. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page The genus Rhododendron is the largest in the Ericaceae family with 1200 species. That’s the rhododendron poison, making a comeback after 2400 years on a big screen near you! If Sherlock is crying on the rooftop is what Moffat describes as 'out of character...'. can u tell me specficially which part of the movie it came from? 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. Hello and welcome, to the mother hoard of all the theories and head-cannons dedicated Sherlockians have came up with. 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. 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. 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. Introduction 2.1. 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. Evergreen. I watched the movie like a fan watches a tennis match, but surprisingly it was still good! Great explanation behind the venom that supposedly made the evil dude feel dead. Despite producing an attractive… We love its lovely healthy foliage and habit. Rhododendron ponticum (L.) is a non-indigenous evergreen shrub belonging to the Ericaceae family. 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.. Description: This species was first introduced to parks, gardens, and demesnes in Britain and Ireland in the 1700’s. ponticum, with a number of varieties recorded, R. ponticum var. They may have taken some artistic license, methinks. Def the movie took some creative license, because distillation processes were not very good. cheiranthifolium a compact variety with narrow and wavy leaves, R. ponticum … album, a form with white flowers, R. ponticum var. 2. Homonyms Rhododendron ponticum L. Common names Pontian rhododendron in English Pontian rhododendron in language. 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. Doctors feeling for a pulse had was not a science and a lot was taken for granted. Rhododendron ponticum. 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. Introduction to Britain. I saw Sherlock Holmes last night with SexyMan, the cinema was packed and we sat in the second row from the front. When Rhododendron ponticum is in flower, it may ‘monopolise’ the pollinating insects to the detriment of other species in the vicinity. Cheers. 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. Insects. much was unknown. but not sure how it’s relevant? 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. the ropes were tightened to give better support and thus better sleep; as for the bugs, well, you were sleeping on straw/grass. R. ponticum is difficult to eradicate, as its roots can make new shoots. What’s the Rhododendron theory I’ve seen people mention? 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. Let us remember the times in which this took place. Woo. This lovely flower is a reference to the 6th episode of BBC Sherlock, “The Reichenbach Fall”. 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. RhododendronPonticum is a fanfiction author that has written 5 stories for Glee, Sherlock, and Supernatural. What did you think of the movie? Rhododendron ponticum is the state flower of Indian-administered Kashmir and Pakistan Controlled Kashmir. It made me think of the ‘distilled liquor’ given to Juliet by Friar Lawrence in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Height 40-60cm in 10 years. WHAT IF THAT WAS THE DETAIL WE ALL MISSED. It can grow quite tall with specimens regularly attaining 8 m. Narrow, leathery, green leaves on a dense, spreading habit topped by large trusses of spring flowers in lovely shades of lavender-purple. The toxin is water soluble, so it can be extracted from the leaves and flowers. 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 … 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. 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. #sherlock The … illuminum:. Sir, but u said slow pulse right , it is not possible that there is no pulse, or is it? Rhododendron Ponticum. Of course, if you boiled it down and concentrated the liquid… well that’s a different story. Rhododendron ponticum. The fruit is a dry capsule 1.5 to 2.5 cm (0.59 to 0.98 in) long, containing numerous small seeds. It was introduced as a rootstock species for less hardy Rhododendron … I’ll open this question to the floor – anyone remember? As for you Captain Skellett, cheers and all the best! i would like to know the scientific reason behind lord black wood’s pretension of no pulse and hanging. This project was designed to devise methods to tackle the impact of Rhododendron ponticum This lovely flower is a reference to the 6th episode of BBC Sherlock, “The Reichenbach Fall”. I am, however, a science geek. And it’s in the part where Holmes enters the home of the midget scientist. #mycroft 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! This movie was just okay at making people understanding how we lived just 100 years ago. oh, that’s why! 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). Some will leave you with a lovely feeling! its in the very last scene. / 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. An invasive species is a plant which is listed in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. . baeticum and subsp. 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. Rhododendron ponticum was intentionally introduced into Ireland from the 1760s onwards (Higgins, 2008). 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. It created much the same effect, didn’t it? It has been widely distributed as an ornamental species due to its attractive flowers, and can subsequently They also used Rhododendron ponticumas a rootstock for grafting scions from less hardy but … Find your thing. A number of insects either target rhododendrons or will opportunistically attack them. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A charming dwarf rhododendron with greenish yellow flowers, spotted red in the throat and striped red on the reverse in trusses of 3. Rhododendron azaleoides hort. Therefore, sleep tight and do not let the bed bugs bite! omg, this is exactly what i needed. Produces terminal trusses of 10 to 15 purple, funnel-shaped flowers in spring. This is great. Medical understanding was at best barbaric. Why is the rum gone!! R. ponticum is a dense, suckering shrub or small tree growing to 5 m (16 ft) tall, rarely 8 m (26 ft). Pretty Things And Monster's Theory Tumblr. It has been widely disturbed as an ornamental plant of gardens and parks (Dehnen-Schmutz et al ., 2004). Caution: Rhododendron ponticum is an invasive plant. It produces abundant seed and also suckers, forming dense thickets. At one point in the movie they talk about rhododendron poison, but don’t explain at all what it is. Rhododendron ponticum is readily recognised by its distinctive attractive flowers and large dark green coloured, oval leaves. 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. 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. Excellent for use as a flowering hedge, screen or specimen. Can someone explain to me? 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. ‘Sleep tight’ what does that mean!! Exactly the answer I was looking for. In winter, streets would rise 3 to 6 feet from animal and human waste/fecal matter. In the end, it can cause death. Find your thing. ex Dum.Cours. 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. 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 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. But then I’m not a film critic. There are two subspecies of Rhododendron ponticum, subsp. Sherlock dosing himself with grayanotoxin adds way more uncontrolled risk factors to the situation than a few tears ever could. The effects of R. ponticum was mentioned in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes 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. 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