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60. Rhododendron searsiae Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 522. 1913.

绿点杜鹃 lü dian du juan

Shrubs, 1.5–5 m tall; young shoots densely scaly. Petiole 3–10 mm, densely scaly; leaf blade leathery, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 2.5–8 × 1.2–2.5 cm; base narrower or obtuse; apex acuminate to acute, apiculate; abaxial surface grayish green, scales 0.5–1 × their own diameter apart, unequal, yellowish brown; adaxial surface deep or pale green, sparsely scaly, sometimes pubescent along midrib. Inflorescence terminal, rarely subterminal, shortly racemose, 4–8-flowered; rachis 3–6 mm. Pedicel 0.5–1.6 cm, densely scaly; calyx unequally 5-lobed; lobes 0.5–5 mm, oblong or triangular, with 2 longer ones; corolla broadly funnelform-campanulate, white or pale reddish purple, inside with deep green spots, 2.5–3.4 cm, outer surface not scaly or scaly only on tube; stamens unequal, 1.1–3.4 cm, longer than corolla; filaments densely pubescent below; ovary 5-locular, densely scaly; style long, scales absent, glabrous or rarely pubescent at base. Capsule cylindric, 10–14 mm. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Sep–Oct.

Forests, thickets; 2300–3000 m. Sichuan.


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