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Rhododendron anthosphaerum Diels
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lishadi Xiang. Between the Shibali logging station and Yaping pass, ca. 18 km W of Shibali, on the road from the Nujiang to Yaping pass, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Mixed evergreen and deciduous broadleaved forest. Boadleaf evergreen forest mixed with conifer forest of Larix and Picea plus Acer, Rhododendron, Lauraceae etc. 27°12'12"N, 98°42'49"E; 2868 m.
Growing in Rhododendron forest. SE-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Tree, 5-6 m tall. Flower purple. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
20410 8 May 2004

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