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Rhododendron rubiginosum Franchet
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lishadi Xiang. Between Shibali logging station and Yaping pass, ca. 7.2 km W of Shibali, on the road from the Nujiang to Yaping pass, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. bamboo-Rhododendron thicket with scattered Abies-Tsuga forest. 27°10'45"N, 98°43'44"E; 2999 m.
Growing on overhanging river. S-facing. silt or mud. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Tree, 5 m tall. Flowers pink with orange dots on inside. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
20195 2 May 2004

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