Rhododendron esetulosum Balf.f. & Forrest

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herbarium
A collection of preserved plant specimens; also the building in which such specimens are housed.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

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Shrub, 1.5-2m; young shoots and petioles glabrous or with minute stalked glands. Leaves thick, 6-12 x 3-4cm, ovate to elliptic, lower surface with a thin adpressed indumentum of scattered dendroid hairs. Flowers 8-10, in a lax truss; calyx (1-)4-10mm; corolla white flushed rose, with or without purple flecks, funnel-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 30-35mm; ovary densely stalked-glandular, style glandular, at least near the base.

Season April-May.

Distribution China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan).

Habitat 3,000-4,250m.

RHS Hardiness H4a.

As there is no direct connection between the few plants in cultivation and wild-collected herbarium specimens, there is some doubt as to their status. In any case R. esetulosum may be a hybrid between R. selense and R. vernicosum.


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