Rhododendron horlickianum Davidian

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Glossary

acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.

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Epiphytic or free-growing shrub, to 3m; young shoots setose. Leaves 8.5-10 x c.3cm, narrowly elliptic, apex long-acuminate, margin ciliate, upper surface with midrib impressed, lower surface covered with lax dark scales. Flowers 2-3, in a lax terminal inflorescence; calyx more or less disc-like, fringed with setae; corolla white flushed pink, with a yellow blotch inside, funnel-campanulate, 60-70mm, outer surface pubescent, especially on tube, scaly, more densely so on lobes; stamens 10; ovary densely scaly, tapering into the scaly style.

Season April.

Distribution N Burma.

Habitat 1,200-2,150m.

RHS Hardiness H1b-2.

A distinctive species on account of its hairy corolla and long-acuminate leaves.


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