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467. Rhododendron tianlinense P. C. Tam, Surv. Gen. Rhododendron S. China. 112. 1983.

田林马银花 tian lin ma yin hua

Shrubs or small trees, ca. 4 m tall; young shoots glabrous. Petiole 10–19 mm, sulcate and puberulent adaxially; leaf blade papery, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 5.5–9.5 × 1.5–3 cm; base narrowly cuneate; margin slightly revolute; apex oblong-acuminate and mucronate; both surfaces pubescent along midrib; lateral veins 7–10-paired, conspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescence subapical, 1-flowered. Fruiting pedicel slender, 1.3–1.5 cm, glandular-setose; calyx lobes (in fruit) 5, oblong-lanceolate or oblong-ovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm, glandular-setose at base abaxially, glabrous within, margin sparsely shortly glandular-setose; corolla not known; persistent style ca. 2 cm, glabrous. Capsule ovoid, 5–6 × ca. 5 mm, densely shortly glandular-hairy or glandular-setose.

Dense mountain forests, usually with Pinus and bamboos; ca. 1200 m. NW Guangxi, ?SE Guizhou.


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