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20. Rhododendron subsect. Baileya Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 74: 531. 1949.

辐花杜鹃亚组 fu hua du juan ya zu

Yang Hanbi (杨汉碧 Yang Han-pi); David F. Chamberlain

Small shrubs, 0.5–1(–2) m tall; young shoots scaly. Leaf blade leathery; abaxial surface scales overlapping and flaky, crenulate; adaxial surface densely scaly, quickly glabrescent. Inflorescence terminal, racemose, 5–10(–18)-flowered; rachis 5–25 mm; pedicels longer than corolla; calyx (1.5–)2–4 mm, 5-lobed; corolla rotate, red-purple, often with darker spots, outer surface densely scaly; stamens 10; filaments hairy towards base; ovary densely scaly; style short, sharply deflexed, glabrous. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, 5–8 mm, densely scaly. Seeds wingless, obscurely finned.

One species: Bhutan, China, Sikkim.

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