Rhododendron levinei Merr.

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Shrub, 3-4m; young shoots with or without setae. Leaves thick and coriaceous, 6-6.5 x c.3cm, oblong-obovate, apex rounded, mucronate; margin setose, upper surface with an impressed midrib, lower surface covered with slightly unequal golden scales. Flowers solitary or up to 3, in a loose terminal inflorescence, scented; calyx lobes c.8mm, scaly; corolla white, funnel-campanulate, c.45mm, outer surface scaly; stamens 10; ovary scaly, tapering into the style that is scaly at base.

Distribution China (Guizhou, Guangdong).

Habitat c.950m..

RHS Hardiness H1b?.

It is not clear whether any of the plants in cultivation fit the above description; material collected in S China by Walder differs in its significantly larger (8-9cm) flowers.


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