Rhododendron preptum Balf.f.

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Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

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Shrub or small tree, 2.5-9 m; bark rough. Leaves 13.5-15 x 5.5-6.2 cm, upper surface with impressed veins, lower surface with a two-layered indumentum, the upper layer buff, composed of strongly fimbriate cup-shaped hairs, the lower compacted; petioles terete. Flowers 10-20, in a dense truss, 6-7-lobed, white with a purple basal blotch, ventricose-campanulate, nectar pouches lacking, 35-45 mm; stamens (10-)12-14; ovary densely tomentose. Flowering April-May. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Myanmar NE

Habitat c.3,350 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

R. preptum may be a hybrid of R. rex and R. coriaceum. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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