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Rhododendron nivale J. D. Hooker
Xizang (Tibet): Riwoqe Xian. N of the city of Riwoqe (Riwoche) on road N of Haola village; near pass in vicinity of Machala coal mine. Dry scree slopes and stony soils on both N and S side of pass; sparse scrub vegetation and some meadow plants in places. 31°24'1"N, 96°40'47"E; 4570-4850 m.
Drier portion of meadow. Shrubs ca. 50 cm tall; corolla purple.
David E. Boufford, Jia-Hui CHEN, Susan L. Kelley, J. LI, Richard H. Ree, Hang SUN & Yong-Hong ZHANG
31943 10 August 2004

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