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388a. Rhododendron alutaceum var. alutaceum

棕背杜鹃(原变种) zong bei du juan (yuan bian zhong)

Rhododendron globigerum I. B. Balfour & Forrest; R. roxieanum Forrest ex W. W. Smith var. globigerum (I. B. Balfour & Forrest) D. F. Chamberlain.

Young shoots densely brownish woolly-tomentose, usually mixed with red glands; bud scales deciduous. Leaf blade 7–14 × 2–3.5 cm; abaxial surface pale brown, upper indumentum densely lanate-tomentose, persistent. Ovary densely shortly glandular-hairy. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Sep–Oct.

Coniferous forests, thickets, mountains, rocky slopes; 3200–4300 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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