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2. Rhododendron subsect. Auriculata (Tagg) Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 74: 543. 1949.

耳叶杜鹃亚组 er ye du juan ya zu

Fang Mingyuan (方明渊); David F. Chamberlain

Rhododendron ser. Auriculata Tagg in J. B. Stevenson, Sp. Rhodod. 38. 1930 ["Auriculatum"].

Small trees, 3–10 m tall; bark rough; young shoots densely glandular-setulose or setose; bud scales long, narrow, apex acuminate, caudate. Leaf blade oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate; base obtuse or cordate; abaxial surface densely gland-tipped-setulose. Inflorescence 7–15-flowered. Calyx minute; corolla funnelform or funnel-campanulate, 7-lobed, white or cream to rose; stamens 14–16; filaments glabrous; ovary glandular-hairy or glandular-setulose; style glandular to tip.

Two species: China.

1 Young shoots densely long glandular-setulose; corolla 6(–10) cm.   234 Rhododendron auriculatum
+ Young shoots tomentose and glandular-setulose; corolla ca. 4 cm.   235 Rhododendron chihsinianum

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