4. Rhododendron subsect. Monantha Cullen, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 36: 122. 1978.
黄绿杜鹃亚组 huang lü du juan ya zu
Fang Ruizheng (方瑞征 Fang Rhui-cheng); David F. Chamberlain
Shrubs, 0.3–3 m tall, sometimes epiphytic; young shoots scaly, hairs absent. Leaf blade leathery; abaxial surface scales large, flat, with wide margin, brown, often unequal; adaxial surface with scales only. Inflorescence terminal, subumbellate, 1–3-flowered. Calyx undeveloped, undulate, or 5-lobed, 0.5–4 mm; corolla tubular or tubular-campanulate, lobes not spreading, yellow, tinged with green when dry, rarely purple, outer surface scaly; stamens 10, longer than corolla; ovary 5-locular; style longer than corolla, glabrous or scaly below. Capsule oblong, 8–18 mm, densely scaly. Seed winged.
Four species: China, India, Myanmar; three species (one endemic) in China.