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36. Rhododendron wumingense W. P. Fang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 464. 1983.

武鸣杜鹃 wu ming du juan

Shrubs, 2–4 m tall; young shoots purplish green, scaly, otherwise glabrous or sparsely hispid. Petiole 4–6 mm, pale yellow-scaly; leaf blade leathery, oblong-obovate, or oblong-elliptic, 3.5–4.5 × 1.8–2.4 cm; base broadly cuneate; apex rounded, rarely acute, apiculate; abaxial surface gray, scales 1–3 × their own diameter apart, golden; adaxial surface deep green, not scaly; lateral veins 10–12-paired. Inflorescence terminal, cymose, 2-flowered. Pedicel 0.6–0.8 cm, sparsely pale yellow-scaly; calyx pale yellowish purple, 5-lobed; lobes short, triangular; corolla broadly funnelform, white, 4–5 cm, tube 25–28 × ca. 16 mm in diam.; outer surface sparsely scaly, without hairs; stamens 9 or 10, unequal, 2.5–4 cm; filaments villous or white-pubescent below; ovary 5-locular, densely scaly; style ca. 5 cm, scaly throughout. Capsule cylindric, 8–9 mm, densely brown-scaly.

About 1000 m. C Guangxi (Wuming).


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