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Rhododendron xanthostephanum Merrill
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. Vicinity of Mangzhou Wadi on S side of the Danzhu He and 2 km from Number 35 store, ca. 13.6 direct km WSW of Danzhu Cun and ca. 14.8 direct km SW of Gongshan, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Coniferous forest. Conifer forest disturbed by clearing, dominated by Abies delavayi, Picea, and Fargesia. 27°37'43"N, 98°35'36"E; 3010 m.
Growing in forest. N-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 0-10°. Shrub 1 m tall. Fruiting calyx pink. Fruit brown. Common.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
33143 12 August 2006

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