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125. Rhododendron tenuifolium R. C. Fang & S. H. Huang, Fl. Xizangica. 3: 647. 1986.

薄叶管花杜鹃 bao ye guan hua du juan

Erect shrubs, ca. 3 m tall; young branches brown, densely scaly. Leaf blade papery, lanceolate, or oblanceolate-ovate to long-ovate, 8–19 × 1.6–4.3 cm; base tapering; apex acute or rounded; abaxial surface scales 1–2 × their own diameter apart, unequal, the larger scales dark brown, smaller pale brown, broadly rimmed; adaxial surface sparsely scaly, scales of two colors, dark brown or pale brown. Inflorescence axillary, shortly racemose, 5- or 6-flowered; flowers pendulous. Pedicel slender, 0.4–0.8 cm, scaly; calyx undulate, small, densely scaly, margin ciliate; corolla tubular, salmon pink, ca. 2 cm; lobes erect, oblong; stamens 10, slightly longer than corolla, filaments sparsely pubescent proximally; ovary densely scaly; style glabrous.

Tsuga forests; ca. 3000 m. S Xizang.


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