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26. Rhododendron ciliipes Hutchinson in J. B. Stevenson, Sp. Rhodod. 457. 1930.

香花白杜鹃 xiang hua bai du juan

Shrubs, 1–2 m tall; old branches gray, glabrous; young shoots scaly, densely brown-hispid. Petiole 5–8 mm, scaly, hispid; leaf blade oblong, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 4–7.5 × 2–3.5 cm; base rounded or broadly cuneate; apex acute or acuminate; abaxial surface pale green, scales 1–2 × their own diameter apart, brown; adaxial surface sparsely scaly; midrib flat raised abaxially, slightly concave adaxially; lateral veins 7–8-paired, thin, inconspicuous on both sides. Inflorescence terminal, 1(or 2)-flowered; bractlets present at anthesis, linear-spathulate, longer than pedicel, densely white-pubescent outside. Flowers fragrant. Pedicel 0.6–1 cm, densely scaly; calyx undeveloped or 2–6 mm, scaly abaxially, dense; corolla broadly funnelform, white tinged with red, with yellowish green markings at base within, 5.5–7 cm, outer surface scaly, tube gray-white-pubescent; stamens 10, unequal, half as long as corolla; filaments pubescent below; ovary 6-locular, densely scaly; style as long as corolla or slightly longer, basal half sparsely scaly. Capsule cylindric-ovoid, 15–20 mm, densely brown-scaly. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jul.

Mixed forests, coniferous forests on hilltops, rocky valley sides, cliffs; 2500–3000 m. W Yunnan.


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