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514. Rhododendron rufohirtum Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 58: 153. 1921.

滇红毛杜鹃 dian hong mao du juan

Shrubs, 1.5–2 m tall; branches many and slender, densely shortly red-brown setose and sparsely spreading pilose. Leaves probably of one type. Petiole ca. 5 mm, densely red-brown-villous; leaf blade papery, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–6 × 1–2.5 cm; base cuneate or subrounded; apex acuminate; abaxial surface densely shortly red-brown setose with a few long flat hairs. Inflorescence 2–5-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.4 cm, coarsely red-brown strigose; calyx lobes small, ovate, ca. 2.5 mm, outer surface coarsely red-brown appressed setose; corolla funnelform, deep rose, with purple flecks on upper 3 lobes, 2.5–3 cm; tube ca. 13 mm, outer surface glabrous, inner surface sparsely pubescent; lobes oblong-ovate, ca. 1.5 × 0.8 cm; stamens 10, unequal, 2.4–3.4 cm, exserted, filaments, sparsely pubescent at base; ovary long-ovoid, ca. 3 mm, densely long red-brown setose; style glabrous. Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. Aug–Sep.

Thickets; 900–2300 m. SE Guizhou, S Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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