Rhododendron recurvoides Tagg & Kingdon-Ward

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Other species in genus

Glossary

glandular
Bearing glands.
setose
Bristly.

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Generally a dwarf shrub, 1-1.5m; young shoots glandular-setose; bud scales persistent. Leaves coriaceous, 3-7 x 1-2cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, apex blunt, margins strongly inrolled, lower surface with a dense cinnamon tomentum composed of ramiform hairs. Flowers 4-7 to a truss; calyx 8-10mm; corolla white flushed pink to rose, lacking a basal blotch though with crimson spots, campanulate, nectar pouches absent, c.30mm; ovary densely glandular-setose.

Season April-May.

Distribution NE Burma.

Habitat 3,350m.

RHS Hardiness H4a-b.

Awards AM 1941 (Col E.H.W. Bolitho, Trengwainton, Cornwall); flowers pale Rose Bengal, flushed with deeper shades.

R. recurvoides superficially resembles R. roxieanum in Subsect. Taliensia, but the glandular-setose young shoots indicate a closer affinity with species in Subsect. Glischra.


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