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17. Rhododendron subsect. Campanulata (Tagg) Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 74: 550. 1949.

钟花杜鹃亚组 zhong hua du juan ya zu

Hu Linzhen (胡琳贞 Hu Ling-cheng); David F. Chamberlain

Rhododendron ser. Campanulata Tagg in J. B. Stevenson, Sp. Rhodod. 175. 1930 ["Campanulatum"].

Shrubs or small trees; young shoots hairy or glabrous. Leaf blade leathery, broadly elliptic to elliptic; abaxial surface with felt or granular indumentum; adaxial surface glabrous when mature. Inflorescence terminal, lax, 5–12-flowered, rachis 1–2.5 cm. Calyx minute, 5-lobed; corolla broadly campanulate, 5-lobed, whitish, pale rose or lilac-purple; stamens 10; ovary glabrous. Capsule cylindric, slightly curved.

Three species: Bhutan, China, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim; three species (one endemic) in China.

1 Young shoots pilose; calyx densely glandular.   404 Rhododendron gannanense
+ Young shoots glabrous or floccose; calyx glabrous or floccose.   (2)
2 (1) Abaxial surface of leaves fulvous to rufous, with felted continuous indumentum of branched hairs.   402 Rhododendron campanulatum
+ Abaxial surface of leaves brown, with granular discontinuous indumentum of fasciculate hairs or ± glabrous.   403 Rhododendron wallichii

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