Rhododendron seinghkuense Kingdon-Ward

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acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.

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Straggling epiphytic shrub, 0.3-1  m. Leaves 2.5-5.5 x 1.5-2.8 cm, ovate to elliptic, apex acuminate, upper surface bullate; lower surface with a glaucous papillate epidermis, scales dense, golden, also with a brown woolly tomentum. Pedicels densely tomentose. Flowers solitary; calyx lobes to 8 mm; corolla bright yellow, campanulate, 18-25 mm; stamens 10, regular; ovary scaly and densely tomentose, especially towards apex, style glabrous. Flowering April. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

Distribution  Myanmar NE China NW Yunnan, SE Tibet

Habitat 1,800-3,000 m

RHS Hardiness Rating H3

Awards AM 1953 (Crown Estate Commissioners, Windsor); flowers Sulphur Yellow.

Conservation status Vulnerable (VU)

R. seinghkuense resembles R. pendulum but may be distinguished by the flower colour and the acuminate leaves. Royal Horticultural Society (1997)

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