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454. Rhododendron faucium D. F. Chamberlain, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 36: 124. 1978.

猴斑杜鹃 hou ban du juan

Shrubs or small trees, 1.5–6.5 m tall; trunk smooth; young shoots glabrous. Petiole 10–15 mm, with glandular hairs or dendroid hairs; leaf blade thinly leathery, obovate-elliptic or oblanceolate, 7–9 × 1.5–3 cm; base broadly cuneate or ± rounded; margin revolute; apex rounded, apiculate; abaxial surface greenish, epidermis epapillate, with a few scattered hairs near the midrib towards the base; adaxial surface green, glabrous; lateral veins 13–14-paired, obscure. Inflorescence racemose-umbellate, 5–10-flowered; rachis 10–20 mm, glabrous or puberulent. Pedicel slender, 0.5–1 cm, glandular-hairy or glabrous; calyx usually greenish, cupular, 3–4 mm, glandular-ciliate; corolla campanulate, pink to white tinged pink, with purple flecks, 3.5–4 cm, lobes 5, 1–1.5 cm, emarginate; stamens 10, 2–3 cm, filaments glabrous; ovary cylindric, ca. 5 × 3 mm, densely glandular; style ca. 3.5 cm, glabrous; stigma slightly swollen. Capsule not known. Fl. Apr.

Forest margins; 2600–3400 m. SE Xizang [NE India].


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