Rhododendron seinghkuense Kingdon-Ward

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acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.

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Straggling epiphytic shrub, 0.3-1m. Leaves 2.5-5.5 x 1.5-2.8cm, 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 8mm; corolla bright yellow, campanulate, 18-25mm; stamens 10, regular; ovary scaly and densely tomentose, especially towards apex, style glabrous.

Season April.

Distribution NE Burma, China (NW Yunnan, SE Tibet).

Habitat 1,800-3,000m.

RHS Hardiness H2-3?.

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

R. seinghkuense resembles R. pendulum but may be distinguished by the flower colour and the acuminate leaves.


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