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Rhododendron keleticum I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lumadeng Xiang. Yaping Cun, in the vicinity of Yaping Yakou just E of the pass near the Myanmar border, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Thicket. bamboo-Rhododendron thickets with wet meadows in open areas. 27°12'43"N, 98°41'46"E; 3600 m.
Growing in wet meadow. SE-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Shrub ca. 15 cm tall. Corolla maroon. Filaments pink, anthers black. Crushed leaves with a pineapple smell. Rare.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
26394 5 August 2005

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