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Rhododendron roxieanum Forrest var. cucullatum (Handel-Mazzetti) D. F. Chamberlain
Determined by: D. F. Chamberlain, Jun 2008
Yunnan: Xianggelila (Zhongdian) Xian. Haba Xue Shan (Haba Snow Mountain), E side between Yügutu and Hei Hai (Black Sea, or Black Lake). Rhododendron forest and thickets interspersed with meadows and rocky slopes at about 4200 m, nearer to Yügutu. 27°22'37"N, 100°3'36"E; 4100-4300 m.
Common shrub forming thickets, ca. 2 m tall; leaves abaxially bright orange on older leaves, pale tan on younger leaves.
David E. Boufford, Jiahui CHEN, Susan L. Kelley, Richard H. Ree, Hang SUN, Bo XU, Ji-Pei YUE, Liangliang YUE, Dacai. ZHANG & Weidong ZHU
35102 22 July 2006

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