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469. Rhododendron medoense W. P. Fang & M. Y. He, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 3(1): 1. 1983 var. medoense.

墨脱马银花 mo tuo ma yin hua

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; young shoots cylindric, usually subglabrous. Petiole 15–25 mm, puberulent when young; leaf blade subleathery, oblong-lanceolate, rarely sublanceolate, 6–8 × 2–2.3 cm; base broadly cuneate or subrounded; apex acuminate and mucronate; both surfaces sparsely puberulent when young. Flower not seen. Fruiting pedicel ca. 1.5 cm, puberulent, also with some short glandular hairs; calyx lobes (in fruit) ovate or long-ovate, 6–8 mm, with short glandular hairs at base abaxially, margin glandular-ciliate; corolla not known; persistent style 3.5–4 cm, sparsely shortly stalked glandular hairy for ca. 4/5 its length. Capsule ovoid, ca. 6 mm, densely shortly glandular hairy. Fr. Jul–Aug.

Forests; 1800–2000 m. SE Xizang.

Chinese plants belong to var. medoense; var. adenostylum W. P. Fang & M. Y. He (Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 3(1): 2. 1983) was described from Myanmar.


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