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559. Rhododendron jinpingense W. P. Fang & M. Y. He, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(2): 85. 1982.

金平杜鹃 jin ping du juan

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; young shoots ferruginous-setose, coarsely strigose and glandular-hairy, later ± glabrous. Summer and winter leaves different. Petiole 2–3 mm, brown-setose and coarsely strigose; leaf blade thickly leathery, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 3–4.5(–6) × 1–2(–3) cm; base broadly cuneate or subrounded; margin revolute; apex acute or subobtuse; adaxial surface persistently coarsely strigose along midrib; lateral veins not reaching the margin. Inflorescence 3–5-flowered. Pedicel 0.8–1 cm, densely brown-setose and coarsely strigose; calyx lobes oblong, 3–4 × 1.5–2 mm, outer surface and margin glandular-hairy; corolla funnelform, red, with purple flecks on upper lobe, 1–1.2 cm; tube cylindric, ca. 5 × 3 mm, outer surface glabrous, inner surface puberulent; lobes oblong, 0.5–0.6 × ca. 0.35 cm, apex obtuse; stamens 5, unequal, 1–1.5 cm, filaments puberulent below; ovary ovoid, ca. 3 mm, densely yellow-brown-setose and coarsely strigose; style 1.8–2 cm, longer than stamens, setose and coarsely strigose below, with scattered glandular hairs. Capsule ovoid, ca. 5 × 4 mm, setose-glandular-hairy. Fl. Apr, fr. Oct–Dec.

Open mountain forests; 1600–1900 m. S Yunnan.


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