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522. Rhododendron nanpingense P. C. Tam, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 82. 1982.

南平杜鹃 nan ping du juan

Shrubs; branches cylindric, glabrous; young shoots densely coarsely yellow-brown silky strigose. Possibly summer and winter leaves different. Petiole 4–10 mm, densely strigose; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 2–3.5 × 0.9–1.8 cm; base narrowly cuneate or subrounded; margin revolute and entire, with spine-like cilia; apex acuminate; adaxial surface coarsely white silky strigose; lateral veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescence 3- or 4-flowered. Pedicel 0.8–1 cm, densely ferruginous strigose; calyx lobes inconspicuous, obtusely triangular; corolla narrowly funnelform, without flecks, ca. 1.5 cm; tube cylindric, ca. 9 × 2.5 mm, glabrous; lobes obovate-oblong, ca. 0.7 cm, apex obtuse; stamens 5, unequal, 2.2–2.7 cm, exserted, filaments puberulent below; ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm, densely ferruginous-strigose; style ca. 2.4 cm, shorter than some stamens, glabrous. Fl. Mar–Apr.

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