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10. Rhododendron mianningense Z. J. Zhao, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(3): 59. 1987.

冕宁杜鹃 mian ning du juan

Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall; bark yellow, peeling; young branches densely purple-scaly. Petiole densely rusty-red scaly; leaf blade leathery, elliptic, 2–3.5 × 0.5–1.5 cm; base cuneate or widely cuneate; apex rounded or mucronate; abaxial surface yellowish green, scales ± overlapping; adaxial surface deep green, sparsely scaly. Inflorescence terminal, cymose, 2-flowered. Pedicel stout, ca. 0.5 cm, scaly; calyx pale yellow, 5-lobed, 15–18 mm; lobes membranous, 13–15 × ca. 5 mm, sparsely scaly; corolla funnelform, pale yellow, ca. 3.5 cm; tube ca. 25 mm, outer surface glabrous; stamens 10, unequal, 2.5–2.8 cm; filaments pale yellow-pubescent in lower half, base glabrous; style 2.5–3 cm, lower part sparsely pubescent. Capsule not known.

About 3500 m. S Sichuan (Mianning).


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