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568. Rhododendron loniceriflorum P. C. Tam, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 81. 1982 [“loniceraeflorum”].

忍冬杜鹃 ren dong du juan

Shrubs; young shoots coarsely strigose. Petiole ca. 3 mm; leaf blade thinly leathery, lanceolate or long-lanceolate, usually 3–5.5 × 0.8–1.6 cm; base sometimes narrowly cuneate; margin slightly revolute; apex acuminate; abaxial surface thinly woolly and coarsely ferruginous-strigose; adaxial surface sparsely coarsely red-brown spreading villous-strigose, lateral veins ca. 6-paired, not reaching margin. Inflorescence 4–6-flowered. Pedicel 0.8–0.9 cm, densely coarsely red-brown-strigose; calyx lobes triangular, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm; corolla narrowly funnelform, reddish purple, ca. 3.5 cm; tube cylindric, 18–25 × 3–7 mm, outer surface glabrous, puberulent within; lobes elliptic-ovate, ca. 1.3 × 1 cm, apex obtuse; stamens 5, subequal, 3.3–3.5 cm, filaments puberulent below; ovary ovoid, ca. 3 × 2.5 mm, densely ferruginous-strigose; style to 4.2 cm, sparsely coarsely strigose below. Capsule ovoid, ca. 4 mm in diam., densely strigose. Fl. Apr.

Open forests, mountain slopes. S Fujian.


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