Rhododendron longipes Rehder & E.H.Wilson

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Shrub or small tree, 1-10m; young shoots pubescent. Leaves 5-11 x 1.5-3cm, oblanceolate, apex cuspidate, lower surface covered with a felted to compacted fawn or brownish indumentum that is intermixed with a few glands. Flowers 8-15, in a lax truss; calyx 1-2mm; corolla pinkish to pale purple, with darker flecks, funnel-campanulate, 30-35mm; ovary rufous-tomentose and glandular, style glabrous.

Distribution China (Sichuan, Guizhou).

Habitat 2,000-2,900m.

RHS Hardiness H4a-b.

This species has only recently been introduced into cultivation.


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