Rhododendron dendrocharis Franch.

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Shrub, to 0.7 m, often epiphytic; young growth setose. Leaves 1.3-1.7 x 0.6-1 cm, elliptic to obovate, apex rounded, margin ciliate, lower surface densely scaly. Flowers 1-2, terminal; calyx lobes to 3 mm, pubescent; corolla rose-pink, open-funnel-campanulate, 20-22 mm, outer surface glabrous, lacking scales; stamens 10; style longer than stamens, declinate, sometimes pubescent at base. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

 

Distribution  China W Sichuan

Habitat 2,600-3,000 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)

This species, which has only recently been introduced to cultivation, is closely allied to, and possibly conspecific with, R. moupinense. It is however consistently smaller in all its parts. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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