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71a. Rhododendron heliolepis var. heliolepis

亮鳞杜鹃(原变种) liang lin du juan (yuan bian zhong)

Rhododendron brevistylum Franchet; R. heliolepis var. brevistylum (Franchet) Cullen; R. pholidotum I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith; R. plebeium I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith; R. porrosquameum I. B. Balfour & Forrest.

Abaxial leaf surface pale green when dry; adaxial surface deep green. Corolla pink, pale purplish red or rarely white, with purplish spots inside; outer surface not pubescent; style pubescent below.

Coniferous-broad-leaved mixed forests, Abies forest margins, Rhododendron thickets; 3000–3700(–4000) m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Myanmar].

Cullen (Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 39: 90. 1980) recognized Rhododendron heliolepis var. brevistylum as a distinct taxon.


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