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27. Rhododendron pseudociliipes Cullen, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 36: 122. 1978.

褐叶杜鹃 he ye du juan

Shrubs, 0.6–2 m tall; young shoots densely brown-scaly, sparsely hispid. Petiole 6–9 mm, hispid on both sides, glabrescent; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or oblong, 3.5–6(–8) × 1.6–2.7 cm; base rounded or cuneate; apex acuminate, apiculate; abaxial surface deep brown when dry, scales to 1 × their own diameter apart, unequal; adaxial surface brownish scaly when young. Inflorescence terminal, 1(or 2)-flowered. Flowers fragrant. Pedicel (0.6–)0.7–1 cm, densely scaly; calyx rounded or wavy, persistent in fruit, densely scaly abaxially; corolla broadly funnelform, white tinged with pale reddish purple, 5–7 cm, tube 25–35 mm; outer surface sparsely scaly, pubescent; stamens 10, unequal, half as long as corolla; filaments pubescent below; ovary 6-locular, scaly; style as long as corolla or slightly longer, scaly near base. Capsule cylindric-cylindric, 15–20 mm. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug–Sep.

Thickets, cliffs, sometimes epiphytic on large trees; 2400–3100 m. NW Yunnan [NE Myanmar].


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