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Rhododendron trichocladum Franchet
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lumadeng Xiang. Yaping Cun, S of Yaping Yakou in the second cirque with two small lakes in the bottom, just below the border with Myanmar, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Meadow. Meadow around lake with steep boulder covered hillside covered mostly with perennial herbs leading up to the ridge. 27°11'57"N, 98°41'38"E; 3650 m.
Growing along trail in sun. E-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 30-60°. Shrub ca. 0.5 m tall. Sepals green flushed yellow. Corolla yellow. Filaments pale yellow, anthers brown. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
28683 17 August 2005

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