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Rhododendron sperabiloides Tagg & Forrest
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lumadeng Xiang. Road along the S fork of the Yamu river, on the road to Armero pass, ca. 23 km SW of the confluence of the N and S forks of the Yamu, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Mixed evergreen and deciduous broadleaved forest. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest with scattered Tsuga and some deciduous tree. 27°5'16"N, 98°44'24"E; 3022 m.
Growing on steep slope in forest. NE-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 30-60°. Shrub, 3 m long. Corolla red with dark red spots on one side, 5 dark red nectaries at base. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
20282 2 May 2004

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