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

林芝杜鹃 lin zhi du juan

Small shrubs, 0.3–1 m tall; branchlets densely dark reddish brown scaly; bud scales deciduous. Petiole 4–5 mm, densely dark reddish brown scaly; leaf blade aromatic, oblong-elliptic or elliptic, 0.8–2 × 0.5–0.8 cm; base broadly cuneate or rounded; apex obtuse, mucronate; abaxial surface scales dense, dark reddish brown; adaxial surface dark green, densely scaly. Inflorescence 3- or 4-flowered. Pedicel 0.2–0.3 cm, densely scaly; calyx lobes 1–2 mm, densely scaly; corolla narrowly tubular, pink, or rose to white, ca. 1.2 cm, tube outer surface and throat densely pilose; stamens 5, included in corolla tube, filaments glabrous; ovary densely scaly; style shorter than or equal to ovary, glabrous. Fl. May.

Forests, slopes; 3700–4300 m. SE Xizang.


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