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Rhododendron decorum Franchet
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, 14 March 2019
Sichuan: Baoxing Xian. N of the city of Baoxing on the Baoxing-Xiaojin Road (provincial road S210) just S of Sanjiazhai along the Dong He (East River) on W side of highway. Small, remnant patch of natural vegetation along stream and adjacent to large boulders; most of area filled with construction stones. 30°45'3"N, 102°44'14"E; 2230 m.
In small undisturbed patch of ground next to large boulder. Tree can 3.5 m tall; flowers pleasantly fragrant; sepals green; corolla white or very pale pink, slightly yellow in throat; filaments white, anthers yellow. Voucher for C. Davidson and S. Christoph, Flora of the World (
David E. Boufford, Sharon Christoph, Chris Davidson & Yong-Dong GAO
43730 14 May 2014

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