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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. 11.4 direct km E of Houqiao (Guyong). Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. 25°21'55"N, 98°19'27"E; 2060 m.
Growing on steep bank beside forest road in partial shade. S-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 30-60°. Shrub ca. 2 m tall. Flowers purplish pink with reddish purple spots. Stigma purple. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
30686 27 May 2006

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