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subsp. Forrestii

Leaves 1.1-1.5(-2.2) x as long as broad, lower epidermis purple or green, not papillate, stalked glands absent.

Distribution China (SE Tibet, NW Yunnan), NE Burma.

Awards FCC 1935 (J.B. Stevenson, Tower Court, Ascot) as R. repens from KW 6832; flowers deep scarlet crimson. AM 1957 (Mrs R.M. Stevenson, Tower Court, Ascot) as var. tumescens, from Rock 11169 ( USDA 59174); flowers Cherry.


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