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Rhododendron arizelum I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2001
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. E side of Gaoligong Shan, W of Gongshan and W of Qiqi between Dongshao Fang and the pass to the Dulong Jiang valley. Open alpine scrub and boggy meadows at or above tree line. 27°42'47"N, 98°29'30"E; 3400 m.
Growing in open area along the rocky trail. Evergreen shrub ca. 3 m tall. Leaves orange tomentose abaxially. Buds red. Young fruit orange.
Hen LI, Bruce Bartholomew, P. Thomas, Peter Fritsch, Zhi-Lin. DAO, Z. L. WANG & R. LI
12720 16 July 2000

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