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subsp. chasmanthum (Diels) Cullen

R. hirsuticostatum Hand.-Mazz.

Leaves evergreen, upper surface glabrous or hairs restricted to midrib, lower surface with indumentum hardly extending along petioles; corolla blue or lavender, often relatively pale, tube lacking scales usually pilose.

Distribution China (SE Tibet, N Yunnan, W Sichuan).

Habitat 2,200-3,650m.

Taxonomic note (incl. R. hirsuticostatum Hand.-Mazz.)


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