Rhododendron formosanum Hemsl.

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indumentum
A covering of hairs or scales.

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Shrub or small tree, 2-5.5 m. Leaves 7-13 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, apex cuspidate, upper surface reticulate, lower surface with a one-layered compacted fawn indumentum intermixed with a few glands; petioles 1-2 cm. Flowers 10-20, in an open inflorescence, white to pink, with purplish flecks, widely funnel-shaped, nectar pouches lacking, 30-40 mm; ovary densely reddish-tomentose, style glabrous. Flowering April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Taiwan (China)

Habitat 800-2,000 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Least concern (LC)

The relatively narrow leaves with a one-layered indumentum and short petioles will distinguish this from the remaining species in Subsect. Argyrophylla. It is little grown as some forms are tender. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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