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Rhododendron mekongense Franchet
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lishadi Xiang. Yaduo Cun, side valley running to the N ca. 10 km above Shibali on the road to the Myanmar border, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Thicket. Open valley with bamboo and Rhododendron thicket and areas of herbaceous vegetation. 27°12'30"N, 98°43'20"E; 3300 m.
Growing along stream among boulders and herbaceous vegetation. SW-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 0-10°. Shrub ca. 1 m tall. Corolla yellow. Fruit greenish brown. Rare.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
26665 8 August 2005

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