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46. Rhododendron bivelatum I. B. Balfour, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 10: 85. 1917.

双被杜鹃 shuang bei du juan

Shrubs; young shoots short, densely scaly, pubescent. Petiole 3–5 mm, scaly and pubescent, sometimes sparsely hispid; leaf blade obovate or elliptic, 3–3.8 × 1.5–2 cm; base obtuse; apex broad, blunt or rounded, apiculate; abaxial surface scales to 1 × their own diameter apart, midrib and lateral veins pubescent; adaxial surface without scales, midrib pubescent in lower half. Inflorescence terminal, shortly racemose, 2- or 3-flowered; rachis ca. 2 mm, scaly and pubescent. Pedicel 0.7–1 cm, scaly, pubescent; calyx lobes 5, 1–1.5 mm, rounded or triangular, scaly, sometimes also pubescent; corolla broadly funnelform-campanulate, rose red, ca. 2 cm, outer surface scaly, without hairs; stamens unequal, 1.6–2.1 cm; filaments glabrous; ovary 5-locular, densely scaly, apex with tufted hairs; style slender, long, glabrous. Capsule not known.

Dry slopes; 800–900 m. NE Yunnan.


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