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Rhododendron xanthostephanum Merrill
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, November 2005
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. On the trail from Gongshan to Qiqi. E side of Gaoligong Shan. N facing 30-60 degree slope. Deciduous broadleaved forest. Generally primary vegetation with some Alnus nepalensis in disturbed areas. 27°46'16"N, 98°38'55"E; 1550 m.
Growing among stones in under story in semi-shade. N-facing. sand. Slope 30-60. Erect shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves abaxially glaucous. Young fruit greenish brown. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
16572 25 September 2002

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