Rhododendron caesium Hutch.

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'Rhododendron caesium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-caesium/). Accessed 2021-10-21.

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'Rhododendron caesium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rhododendron/rhododendron-caesium/). Accessed 2021-10-21.

Shrub, 1-2 m; young shoots sparsely scaly. Leaves more or less deciduous, 3-4.2 x 1.3-1.8 cm, oblong-elliptic to (rarely) oblong-ovate, apex subacute to rounded, margin slightly revolute, lower surface white-papillose, scales distant, equal, golden, sparsely covered with straight or slightly curved setae. Flowers (1-)2-3, in a loose terminal inflorescence; calyx lobes to 2 mm, ciliate; corolla yellow, funnel-campanulate, c.18 mm, outer surface scaly, otherwise glabrous; stamens 10; ovary scaly, style impressed, sharply deflexed, glabrous. Flowering May-June. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

 

Distribution  China Yunnan

Habitat 2,450-3,050 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H4

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)