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516. Rhododendron hypoblematosum P. C. Tam, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(1): 90. 1982.

背绒杜鹃 bei rong du juan

Shrubs, 1–2 m tall; branches erect, coarsely strigose. Summer and winter leaves different. Petiole 3–4 mm, coarsely strigose; leaf blade thinly leathery, ovate or elliptic-ovate, usually 1.8–2 × ca. 0.8 cm; margin conspicuously revolute; apex acuminate and mucronate base broadly cuneate; abaxial surface scattered strigose, also with a layer of appressed woolly and ferruginous appressed hairs. Inflorescence terminal, 3–4-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.6 cm, densely ferruginous strigose; calyx cuplike, broad; lobes crenate, enlarging as flowers develop, ca. 4 mm wide, densely coarsely strigose, apex subrounded; corolla funnel-campanulate, pale purple, with darker flecks on the upper lobes, ca. 1.3 cm; tube cylindric, ca. 5.5 × 3 mm, broader above; lobes oblong elliptic, ca. 0.7 × 0.35 cm, pubescent within; stamens 5, unequal, 0.9–1.1 cm, filaments flat, pubescent at base; ovary ovoid, 3–4 mm in diam., densely coarsely dark brown strigose; style glabrous. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Sep–Oct.

Submontane thickets; 500–1700 m. Jiangxi.


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