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40. Rhododendron petrocharis Diels, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 196. 1921.

饰石杜鹃 shi shi du juan

Shrubs, epiphytic, 0.5–1 m tall; branches thin and long; old branches hispid; young shoots scaly, pubescent and brown-hispid. Petiole 2–7 mm, scaly, densely hispid; leaf blade thickly leathery, ovate or elliptic, 1–2 × 0.5–1 cm; base broadly cuneate; apex rounded, apiculate; abaxial surface scales con- tiguous, unequal, brown; adaxial surface sparsely scaly when young or scales absent, sometimes hairy along midrib. Inflorescence terminal, cymose, 1- or 2-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.4 cm, scaly, hispid or pubescent; calyx lobes 5, 2–3 mm, ovate, scaly at base abaxially; corolla broadly funnelform, white, 2–3 cm, outer surface glabrous; tube ± pubescent within; stamens 10, unequal, ca. 1.5 cm, shorter than corolla; filaments densely pubescent in lower half; ovary 5-locular, densely scaly; style slender, erect, shorter than corolla and stamens, glabrous. Capsule not known.

Cliffs; ca. 1800 m. NC Sichuan.


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