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Rhododendron leptothrium I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Tengchong Xian: Jietou Xiang. Shaba Cun, Yangjia Shan Jiao. In vicinity of Tiantai Daoist temple, on the W side of Gaoligong Shan. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Secondary forest with plantation of Taiwania first established 94 years previously. 25°23'59"N, 98°43'41"E; 2300 m.
Growing in evergreen forest on moist slope. SW-facing. Loam. Base rock: limestone. Slope 30-60┬░. Open shrub. Flowers pale purple. Common.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
28147 15 May 2006

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