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Rhododendron brachyanthum Franchet subsp. hypolepidotum (Franchet) Cullen
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. Vicinity of Danghatu near Km 49 on the road from Gongshan to Kongdang and ca. 20.4 direct km WNW of Gongshan on the E side of Gaoligong Shan. Wetland. Wetland vegetation dominated by Ericaceae, bamboo, Juncus, Cyperaceae and grasses. 27°46'57"N, 98°27'35"E; 3280 m.
Growing in thicket. S-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Shrub, 30 cm tall. Fruit green to brown. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
34511 2 September 2006

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