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Rhododendron sanguineum Franchet var. didymum (I. B. Balfour & Forrest) T. L. Ming
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, March 2001
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. E side of Gaoligong Shan, along the Danzhu He on the road from Nu Jiang at Danzhu to the Myanmar border. Coniferous forest with bamboo and scattered broadleaved deciduous trees. 27°37'34"N, 98°35'15"E; 3400 m.
Growing on steep slope under bamboo in partial shade. Evergreen shrub ca. 0.5 m tall. Leaves brown beneath. Corolla tipped with red changing to salmon and then brown, rest of corolla brownish red. Anthers deep purple.
Hen LI, Bruce Bartholomew, P. Thomas, Peter Fritsch, Zhi-Lin. DAO, Z. L. WANG & R. LI
11888 2 July 2000

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