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subsp. rubrum (Davidian) Cullen

R. bergii Davidian

Leaves evergreen; petioles with hairs of two kinds, filiform-acicular as well as loriform; corolla reddish purple.

Distribution China (NW Yunnan).

Habitat c.4,000m.

Awards AM 1978 (R.N.S. Clarke, Borde Hill, Sussex) to a clone R. bergii ‘Papillon’; flowers red-purple, paler at rim, with darker bars on reverse, spotted.

Taxonomic note (R. augustinii Hemsl. var. rubrum Davidian & incl. R. bergii Davidian)


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