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17. Rhododendron yungchangense Cullen, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 36: 123. 1978.

少鳞杜鹃 shao lin du juan

Shrubs, 0.8–1.3 m tall; young shoots thinly hispid. Petiole scaly; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, 7–10 × 2.8–3.8 cm; apex obtuse; abaxial surface pale gray green, papillate, scales sparse, golden; adaxial surface deep green, glabrous. Inflorescence (1–)2–4-flowered. Pedicel sparsely scaly; calyx 5-lobed, lobes ca. 7 mm, oblong; corolla funnelform-campanulate, white or pale red, ca. 6 cm, tube ca. 32 mm, glabrous outside; stamens 10; filaments pubescent at base; ovary scaly; style base sparsely scaly. Capsule cylindric, 12–16 mm, scaly.

Valley sides, cliffs; 2100–2500 m. W Yunnan.


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