Rhododendron denudatum H.Lev.

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indumentum
A covering of hairs or scales.

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Shrub, 2-3 m. Leaves 12.5-20 x 4-7 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, apex apiculate, upper surface with deeply impressed veins, lower surface with a two-layered indumentum, the upper layer of loose woolly yellow to cinnamon ramiform hairs that ultimately rub off, the lower layer whitish, compacted. Flowers 8-10, in a loose inflorescence, rose to wine-red, campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, c.40 mm; ovary densely whitish-tomentose, style glabrous. Flowering May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China N Yunnan, S Sichuan, Guizhou

Habitat c.3,200 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)

Only recently introduced to cultivation, this species is closely allied to R. floribundum but differs in the impermanent upper layer of the leaf indumentum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


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