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Rhododendron pachypodum I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Longyang Qu: Bawan Xiang. Along trail to and beyond Shitizhai village, starting at Km 33.5 on the road between Bawan and Dahaoping Yakou, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest, with some deciduous elements. Disturbed by felling. Dominated by Lithocarpus, Schima, Vaccinium and Manglietia. 24°56'6"N, 98°48'41"E; 1805 m.
Growing along trail, edge of scrub in sun. N-facing. Loam. Base rock: marble. Slope 10-30°. Shrub ca. 2 m tall. Young fruit green Rare.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
25279 1 June 2005

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