Rhododendron pleistanthum Balf.f. ex Wilding

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Differs from R. yunnanense in the absence of setose hairs on the leaf margins and upper surface, and the puberulent petioles that also lack setae.

Season May.

Distribution China (N Yunnan, W Sichuan).

Habitat 2,000-4,500m.

RHS Hardiness H3-4a.

This species is very closely allied to R. yunnanense and may prove to be synonymous with it. Its wild distribution is however more northerly.


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