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About 115 species in 10 genera are found in northern temperate and subtropical regions and in the Andes to southern Chile.

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Hydrangea L.

Eighty species are found from the Himalayas to Japan, the Philippine Islands, and Java; in Atlantic North America and on the mountains of Central America to Chile.

Two cases of vesicular contact dermatitis in florists were reported by Apted (1973). The leaf and petal produced positive patch test reactions but tests in controls were not recorded.

Hydrangea arborescens L.
[syns Viburnum alnifolium Marshall, Viburnum americanum Mill.]
Sevenbark, Smooth Hydrangea, Wild Hydrangea

The wood is reported to be injurious to wood workers (Wagner 1938, Lewin 1962).

Hydrangea macrophylla Ser..
[syns Hydrangea hortensia Siebold, Hydrangea hortensis Sm., Viburnum macrophyllum Thunb., etc.]
Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Hortensia, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Hortensia à Grandes Feuilles, Garten-Hortensie

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Richard J. Schmidt

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