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Rhododendron rubiginosum Franchet
Determined by: D. F. Chamberlain, Mar 2009; Y. Y. Gen, 3 Mar 2009
Gansu: Wen Xian. Motianling Shan, Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve, W of the city of Wenxian, Qiujiaba; along SW branch of Baima He. Mixed secondary forest of Populus, Acer spp., Salix and Betula spp., with clumped bamboo (Fargesia?) understory above 2300 m and occasional Picea and Abies. 32°55'0"N, 104°18'39"E; 2400-2700 m.
Margin of small stream at edge of forest in partial shade. Shrub ca. 2 m tall; corolla purple; upper lobe with dark purple spots.
David E. Boufford, with Yu JIA (bryophytes)
37779 20 May 2007

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