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44. Rhododendron shimianense W. P. Fang & P. S. Liu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 3. 1982.

石棉杜鹃 shi mian du juan

Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall; young shoots pale purple, sparsely scaly. Petiole 1–1.3 mm, sparsely scaly; leaf blade thinly leathery, narrowly elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5–8 × 1.5–3 cm; base cuneate; apex acuminate, apiculate; abaxial surface pale green, scales 3–5 × their own diameter apart, yellow, white-pubescent in lower half; adaxial surface deep green, shiny, pubescent along midrib; lateral veins inconspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescence terminal, umbellate, 3-flowered. Pedicel pale purple, 1–1.7 cm, sparsely scaly; calyx lobes 5, ca. 1.5 mm, apex acute; corolla funnelform-campanulate, 5-lobed to middle, pale yellow, 3.5–4 cm, outer surface not scaly; stamens 10, unequal, 2–2.5 cm; filaments white-villous at base; ovary densely scaly; style 3.5–4 cm, longer than corolla. Capsule not known.

About 2800 m. Sichuan.


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