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316. Rhododendron ebianense M. Y. Fang, Rhododendron Notes Rec. 2: 23. 1988.

峨边杜鹃 e bian du juan

Shrubs or small trees, 0.5–3 m tall; shoots stout, ca. 5 mm in diam., with gray indumentum and dark glands when young, glabrescent. Petiole 10–15 mm; leaf blade leathery, oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, 8–12 × 2–3 cm; base cuneate; apex acuminate; abaxial surface indumentum silvery-white; adaxial surface dark green, glabrous; lateral veins obscure. Inflorescence racemose-umbellate, 7–9-flowered; rachis ca. 20 mm, densely tomentose and glandular-hairy. Pedicel 2–3.5 cm, hairy and glandular-hairy; calyx greenish or slightly tinged with pink, membranous, lobes 5, 3–4 mm, rounded; corolla funnelform, pink, with yellow spots inside, 3.3–4.5 cm, lobes 5, suborbicular, ca. 1.2 × 1 cm; stamens 10, unequal, 2.2–4 cm, filaments with scurfy hairs on lower part; ovary cylindric, 6–7 mm, glandular-hairy and tomentose; style ca. 4 cm, with some glandular-hairs, tomentose in lower part, stigma slightly dilated. Capsule not known. Fl. Apr.

Thickets in valleys, roadsides; ca. 1600 m. SC Sichuan (Ebian).


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