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498. Rhododendron sikayotaizanense Masamune, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan. 29: 27. 1939.

志佳阳杜鹃 zhi jia yang du juan

Shrubs; young shoots strigose. Leaves monomorphic. Petiole not known; leaf blade leathery, oblong to ovate-oblong, 0.4–1.4 × 0.2–0.6 cm; base cuneate; apex apiculate abaxial surface appressed-hirsute, midrib densely pilose; adaxial surface sparsely appressed-hirsute. Inflorescence 2–3-flowered. Pedicel ca. 10 mm, ± pilose; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, ciliate; corolla campanulate, red, ca. 2 cm; stamens 4–6, unequal, sparsely hirsute below; ovary densely hirsute; style glabrous. Capsule not known.


The present authors have seen no material of this species. It apparently resembles Rhododendron nakaharae, R. noriakianum, and R. rubropilosum, but differs from all three in having fewer stamens per flower.


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