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Rhododendron campanulatum D. Don in Mem. Wern. Soc. 3:410. 1921. C.B. Clarke in Hk. f., l.e. 466; Parker, 1.c. 298; Brandis, 1.c. 410.

Gregarious, evergreen shrubs, up to 2.5 m tall. Leaves 5-10 cm long, 2.5-5 cm broad, elliptic to oblong, apiculate, dorsal side glabrous, coriaceous, ventral brown tomentose. Flowers in loose terminal clusters. Bracts 1-1.5 cm long, oblong; pedicel 1.5-2.3 cm long. Calyx lobes minute, sub-ovate. Corolla light purple, campanulate, 2.5-3 cm long. Stamens 10; filaments long, glabrous. Ovary 5-9-locular, glabrous. Capsule cylindrical, curved, 2-3 cm long.

Type : Described from the Himalayas.

Fl. Per. May June.

Distribution: Common and gregarious from 3000 to 4000 m from Kashmir to Bhutan in the inner and the outer ranges. To be expected in West Pakistan.


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