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100. Rhododendron zekoense Y. D. Sun & Z. J. Zhao, Fl. Lign. Qinghaica. Add. 3. 1987.

泽库杜鹃 ze ku du juan

Small shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; branches of current year short, densely dark brown-scaled. Petiole ca. 3 mm, scaly; leaf blade long-elliptic, oblong or long-obovate, 0.8–1.5 × 0.3–0.5 cm; base broadly cuneate or rounded; apex rounded or obtuse, minutely mucronate or retuse; abaxial surface yellow-green or pale yellow brown, scales contiguous or nearly contiguous, 2-colored, pale yellow and pale brown intermixed; adaxial surface dark green, scales contiguous or nearly so, 2-colored, pale yellow and yellow intermixed. Inflorescence 2- or 3-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.1 cm, scaly; calyx lobes ca. 2 mm, oblong, with a few scales at base, margin ciliate; corolla funnelform, bluish purple or purple with tube white, 1–1.3 cm, tube 4–6 mm, throat pubescent; stamens 10, shorter than corolla, filaments villous; ovary 1.5–2 mm, densely scaly; style 0.9–1.2 cm, longer than stamens. Capsule ca. 4 mm, scaly. Fl. and fr. Jun.

Forests; 3200–3300 m. E Qinghai.


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