Rhododendron lanatoides D.F.Chamb.

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Shrub, 2-4 m. Leaves coriaceous, 9-11 x 2-3.2 cm, lanceolate, apex acuminate, lower surface covered with a dense thick dark fawn to light brown indumentum composed of dendroid hairs with long straight branches. Flowers 10-15, in a dense truss, white flushed pink, with a few flecks, campanulate, lacking nectar pouches, 35-40 mm; ovary densely brown-tomentose, style glabrous. Flowering February-April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China SE Tibet

Habitat 3,200-3,650 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

This species is apparently quite distinct from all the remaining members of the subsection, though it is probably allied to R. luciferum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)


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