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Pakistan | Family List | Ericaceae | Rhododendron

Rhododendron lepidotum Wall. ex D. Don, Gard. Dict. 3:845. 1834. C.B. Clarke in Hk. f, l.c. 471.; Parker, l.c. 299; Brandis, 1.c. 412.

Lepidote, aromatic, gregarious shrubs, up to 2 m; branches rough. Leaves shortly petiolate, elliptic to oblong, 1.1-2.6 cm long, 0.7-1.3 cm broad, both surfaces scaly. Flowers solitary or in clusters of 2-5; pedicels scaly, 1-2 cm long. Calyx segments subequal, rounded, scaly, 1.5-2 mm long. Corolla purplish, 1-1.5 cm long, campanulate, tube short. Stamens 8 or 10, included; filaments villous below. Ovary 5-locular. Capsule narrowly ovoid, c.1 cm long. Seeds numerous, minute.

Type : Described from the Himalayas.

Fl. Per. June-August.

Distribution : Fairly common from 3000 to 4000 m in the Himalayas from Hazara to Bhutan and has been collected from Hazara and Azad Kashmir in West Pakistan.


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