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11. Rhododendron kiangsiense W. P. Fang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 7: 192. 1958.

江西杜鹃 jiang xi du juan

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; bark gray, grayish brown or grayish black; young branches green, cylindric, scaly. Petiole not grooved, 3–5 mm, scaly, sparsely hispid; leaf blade leathery, oblong-elliptic, 4–5 × 2–2.5 cm; base cuneate; margin slightly revolute; apex obtuse to acute, apiculate; abaxial surface gray, scales 1–2 × their own diameter apart; adaxial surface deep green, without scales; lateral veins 8–9-paired, slightly raised on both sides. Inflorescence terminal, cymose, 2-flowered. Pedicel brown, stout, 1–1.4 cm, scaly; calyx 5-lobed; lobes 7–8 mm, ovate, scaly, margin undulate; corolla broadly funnelform, white, 4–6.2 × ca. 4 cm, outer surface scaly, lobes 5, rounded, ca. 2.4 cm in diam., margin undulate; stamens 10, ca. 2.5 cm; filaments filiform, flat at base, lower 1/3 white-pubescent; anthers ca. 4 mm; ovary ca. 6 mm, densely scaly; style ca. 3.5 cm, scaly at base; stigma large. Capsule not known.

Slopes; ca. 1100 m. W Jiangxi (Pingxiang).


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