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subsp. rex

Leaf indumentum fawn, composed of only slightly fimbriate cup-shaped hairs.

Distribution China (S Sichuan, NE Yunnan).

Habitat c.3,500m.

Awards AM 1946 (Lord Aberconway, Bodnant) to a clone ‘Roseum’, as R. fictolacteum var. roseum, from Kingdon-Ward 4509; flowers pale rose, with deeper coloured buds and with a small blotch. AM 1955 (Crown Estate AGM 1993, to a clone ‘Quartz’.

Commissioners, Windsor) to a clone ‘Quartz’, from Rock 18234 (USDA 3800); flowers pale pink, with a dull crimson blotch and spots.§FCC 1935 (J.J. Crosfield, Embley Park, Romsey) as R. fictolacteum, Ward’s var., from Kingdon-Ward 4509; flowers white, with a crimson blotch.


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