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Rhododendron keleticum I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, November 2005
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. N of the road from Gongshan to Kongdang. On the E side of Gaoligong Shan in a S facing u-shaped valley draining into the upper reaches of the Pula He. Slope 0-10 degrees. Meadow. Wet and boggy with scattered shrubs in valley bottom along with many acid ponds. bamboo and Rhododendron thickets on adjacent slopes. 27°47'3"N, 98°27'38"E; 3350 m.
Growing on rocks. S-facing. moss on rock. Slope 0-10°. Prostrate shrub ca. 10 cm tall or less. Fruit, persistent calyx, and pedicel red. Frequent.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
16934 3 October 2002

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