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Rhododendron leptothrium I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Tengchong Xian: Houqiao Zheng. Vicinity of Gaoshidong in Guyong Linchang (forest farm), ca. 9.8 direct km ENE of Houqiao (Guyong). Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Secondary forest dominated by Lithocarpus. 25°23'55"N, 98°18'19"E; 2570 m.
Growing beside stream in forest in sun. SW-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Shrub 3-5 m tall. Flowers purplish pink. Young fruit green. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
30664 27 May 2006

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