Rhododendron faucium D.F.Chamb.

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Glossary

glandular
Bearing glands.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.

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Shrub or small tree, 1.5-6.5 m; bark smooth; young shoots glabrous. Leaves 7-12 x 2.5-3 cm, oblanceolate, base cuneate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with a greenish epidermis, papillae lacking, also with a few weak fasciculate hairs near the midrib, and with persistent red punctate hair bases overlying the veins; petioles often winged, 7-15 mm, stalked-glandular. Flowers 5-10, in a lax truss; calyx 3-5 mm; corolla pink, white tinged pink or (rarely) sulphur yellow, with purple flecks, campanulate, with nectar pouches, 37-40 mm; ovary densely stalked-glandular, style glabrous. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China SE Tibet

Habitat 2,600-3,350 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Least concern (LC)

This species is allied to R. hylaeum but differs in the smaller leaves that taper below, in the shorter petioles and in the glandular ovary. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


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