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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. Bottom of glacial valley with bamboo-Rhododendron thicket and areas of mostly tall perennial herbs mixed with scattered shrub or small trees of Salix and Betula. 27°12'29"N, 98°43'18"E; 3310 m.
Growing among other short Rhododendrons near pond on valley floor. SW-facing. sand. Base rock: granite. Slope 0-10°. Shrub ca. 1 m tall. Young fruit green flushed red. Style reddish. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
26681 8 August 2005

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