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479. Rhododendron vaniotii H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 148. 1914.

玫色杜鹃 mei se du juan

Shrubs or small trees; young branches gray, glabrous. Petiole 5–7 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 3–6 × 1–2 cm; base cuneate; margin slightly revolute; apex acuminate; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 12–14-paired, conspicuous adaxially, ± obscured abaxially. Inflorescence subapical, 1-flowered. Pedicel ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous; calyx lobes 5, broadly triangular, minute, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; corolla funnelform, rose-violet, ca. 2.5 cm, glabrous; lobes ca. 1.5 cm; stamens 10, ca. 2 cm, filaments pubescent at base; ovary narrowly cylindric, truncate at insertion of style, ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Capsule not known.


This species is distinctive on account of its small flowers and leaves. As it is only known from the type specimen, the range in the size of its flowers and leaves is uncertain.


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