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158. Rhododendron mainlingense S. H. Huang & R. C. Fang, Fl. Xizangica. 3: 674. 1986.

米林杜鹃 mi lin du juan

Small shrubs, ca. 0.5 m tall; branchlets densely scaly, setose; bud scales deciduous. Petiole ca. 3 mm, densely scaly; leaf blade aromatic, oblong-elliptic or elliptic, 0.7–1.6 × 0.4–0.7 cm; base rounded or cuneate; apex acute, mucronate; abaxial surface scales dense, pale yellow to yellow-brown; adaxial surface dark green, densely scaly. Inflorescence several-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.2 cm, densely scaly; calyx lobes 3–4 mm, oblong, scaly, densely so along middle, margin ciliate; corolla narrowly tubular, white, ca. 1 cm, tube densely pilose inside and out; stamens 5 or 6, included in corolla tube, filaments glabrous; ovary scaly, puberulous; style turbinate, very short, glabrous. Fl. May–Jul.

Thickets; ca. 4000 m. SE Xizang.


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