Rhododendron chionanthum Tagg & Forrest

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indumentum
A covering of hairs or scales.

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Dwarf shrub, 0.6-1 m. Leaves 6-7.5 x 2.2-2.8 cm, obovate, lower surface with a discontinuous floccose tomentum composed of dendroid hairs; petioles setose. Flowers 4-6, in a tight truss; calyx 2-3 mm; corolla white, tubular-campanulate, with nectar pouches, c.35 mm; ovary densely rufous-tomentose abruptly contracted into the glabrous style. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Myanmar NE China W Yunnan

Habitat c.4,400 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H4

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

This species is allied to R. haematodes var. chaetomallum but differs in its white flowers and discontinuous leaf indumentum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


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