Rhododendron pingianum Fang

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Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.

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Shrub or small tree, 4-8 m. Leaves 8-13.5 x 3-4.2 cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, apex acute, upper surface reticulate, lower surface with a white compacted indumentum embedded in a surface film. Pedicels 30-40 mm. Flowers 8-20, in a loose to dense truss, pinkish to pale purple, funnel-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 28-35 mm; ovary rufous (or white?)-tomentose, eglandular, style glabrous. Flowering May-June. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  China W Sichuan

Habitat 2,000-2,750 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

Conservation status Near threatened (NT)

Closely allied to R. argyrophyllum but it may generally be distinguished by the rufous-tomentose ovary and the longer pedicels. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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