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539. Rhododendron fuchsiifolium H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 148. 1914 [“fuchsiifolia”].

贵定杜鹃 gui ding du juan

Small shrubs, 0.5–1.2 m tall; shoot slender, densely coarsely brown strigose. Leaves probably all similar. Petiole 2–3 mm, dense brown-strigose, hairs flat; leaf blade papery, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 1.3–3 × 0.8–1.5 cm; base broadly cuneate or subrounded; margin slightly revolute; apex acuminate and mucronate; abaxial surface strigose at base on midrib, otherwise glabrous; adaxial surface sparsely coarsely brown strigose; lateral veins 4–6-paired, not reaching the margin. Inflorescence 3- or 4-flowered. Pedicel ca. 0.4 cm, densely brown-strigose, hairs flat; calyx lobes ovate, small; corolla funnelform, pale rose, ca. 1 cm; tube ca. 4 mm, outer surface glandular hairy, inner surface pubescent; lobes oblong, ca. 0.6 cm, sparsely glandular hairy from base to middle; stamens 5, subequal, exserted, filaments flat, puberulent below; style sparsely glandular hairy below. Capsule ovoid, ca. 5 × 3–4 mm, densely coarsely brown-strigose. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Aug–Sep.

Dense forests on ridges. Guangdong, Guangxi, S Guizhou.


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