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495. Rhododendron tenuilaminare P. C. Tam, Surv. Gen. Rhododendron S. China. 102. 1983.

薄片杜鹃 bao pian du juan

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; branches brown, with dense coarse gray-white silky appressed hairs. Summer and winter leaves different. Petiole 2–5 mm, coarsely brown-strigose; leaf blade papery, oblong or oblong-obovate, 2.5–5 × 1–1.8 cm; base narrowly cuneate; margin sinuate, obscurely toothed; apex obtuse to acute; both surfaces coarsely brown-strigose. Inflorescence 3-flowered. Pedicel 0.5–0.6 cm, densely coarsely silky gray-brown strigose; calyx lobes ca. 2 mm, densely coarsely silver-white strigose; corolla narrowly funnel-campanulate, pink to purplish, upper lobes with red flecks, ca. 3.2 cm; tube cylindric, ca. 10 × 3–6 mm, sparsely pubescent; lobes obovate, obtuse or subrounded at apex, ca. 2.2 × 1 cm, outer surface sparsely pubescent; stamens 7, unequal, 2.5–2.9 cm, filaments pink, pubescent below; ovary ovoid, ca. 4 × 3 mm, densely coarsely silver-gray strigose; style ca. 3.3 cm, red, sparsely villous at base. Capsule ovoid, ca. 9 × 5 mm, coarsely strigose.

Mountain thickets. C Guangdong (Conghua).


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