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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, ravine along NW branch of Baima He (Baima River). Mixed deciduous forest of Acer spp., Corylus thibetica, Prunus spp., Betula, Tilia, Tetracentron, Picea, Rhododendron (tree), Aria, occasional Picea and Pterocarya; with dense herbaceous groundcover. 32°55'21"N, 104°19'18"E; 2320-2725 m.
Stony-rocky soil in open on slope below vertical rock cliff. Shrub ca. 4 m tall; mostly past flowering; corolla purple with dark purple spots on upper lobe and adjacent parts of lateral lobes. Intermixed with or near Rhododendron 37845, 37846, 34848.
David E. Boufford, with Yu JIA (bryophytes)
37847 22 May 2007

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