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51. Rhododendron wongii Hemsley & E. H. Wilson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1910: 117. 1910.

康南杜鹃 kang nan du juan

Shrubs, 0.6–2 m tall; young shoots densely scaly, otherwise glabrous. Petiole 3–5 mm, scaly, glabrous; leaf blade leathery, oblong, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 1.5–3 × 1–2 cm; base rounded; apex acute or obtuse, apiculate; abaxial surface gray-white or pale green, scales nearly contiguous to 0.5 × their own diameter apart, pale brown or deep brown; adaxial surface deep or pale green, scaly. Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or shortly racemose, 3-flowered; rachis 0.5–1 mm. Pedicel 0.4–1 cm, scaly; calyx 5-lobed, 0.5–1 mm, scaly; corolla funnelform-campanulate, creamy yellow or yellow, 1.6–2.2 cm, outer surface not scaly, base pubescent or not; stamens unequal, 1.5–2 cm, longer than corolla; filaments pubescent below; ovary 5-locular, densely scaly; style longer than corolla, glabrous or pubescent at base. Capsule cylindric, 8–10 mm. Fl. May–Jun.

Forests, thickets; 3200–3700 m. W Sichuan.


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