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400. Rhododendron lanatoides D. F. Chamberlain, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 39: 478. 1982.

淡钟杜鹃 dan zhong du juan

Shrubs, 2–4 m tall; young shoots densely gray-white tomentose. Petiole 10–15 mm, densely gray-white to pale brown tomentose; leaf blade leathery, lanceolate to oblong, 9–11 × 2.1–2.7 cm; base cuneate; apex acuminate; abaxial surface fawn to pale brown densely woolly, hairs ± straight, dendroid; adaxial surface glabrous except for groove of midrib towards base; midrib prominent abaxially, grooved adaxially; lateral veins concealed. Inflorescence compact, umbellate, 10–15-flowered, rachis 7–10 mm. Pedicel 0.7–1.5 cm, densely pale brown woolly-tomentose; calyx ca. 1 mm, sparsely tomentose; corolla campanulate, white flushed pink, with a few red spots on upper lobes, 3.5–4 cm, lobes 5; stamens 10, unequal, 1.5–2.5 cm, filaments white-puberulent at base; ovary ovoid, ca. 5 mm, densely brown-tomentose; style 2.2–2.5 cm, glabrous; stigma capitate, slightly lobulate. Fl. May.

Rocky slopes; 3200–3700 m. SE Xizang.


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