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Rhododendron protistum I. B. Balfour & Forrest var. protistum
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, October 2005
Yunnan: Tengchong Xian: Jietou Xiang. Datang Cun, Huochaodi, N of Datang on the W slope of Gaoligong Shan. Specimens are from what is believed to be the type tree of R. giganteum. Broadleaved evergreen forest dominated by ^Lithocarpus^, ^Rhododendron^, and bamboo. 25°48'0"N, 98°42'0"E; 2700 m.
Growing on a moist forested slope. Tree ca. 25 m tall.
Hen LI, Bruce Bartholomew & Zhi-Lin DAO
11288 30 October 1998

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