Rhododendron tsusiophyllum Sugim.

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Genus

Other species in genus

Glossary

campanulate
Bell-shaped.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.

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Dwarf shrub, to c.0.3m; young shoots covered with adpressed flattened bristles. Leaves of one kind, 1-1.2 x 0.5-0.7cm, obovate, apex acute, upper surface glabrous when mature, lower surface with a few bristles on the midrib, otherwise glabrous; petioles covered with bristles. Pedicels apparently hairy. Flowers 1-4 per inflorescence; calyx minute; corolla pink in bud, fading to white, tubular-campanulate, c.10mm; stamens (4-)5; ovary covered with bristles, style glabrous.

Season July.

Distribution Japan (S Honshu and adjacent Islands).

Habitat c.500m.

RHS Hardiness H4a-b.

Taxonomic note (Tsusiophyllum tanakae Maxim.)

A distinctive species on account of its tubular-campanulate corolla with short lobes, half as long as tube.


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