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Rhododendron primuliflorum Bureau & Franchet var. primuliflorum
Sichuan: Daocheng Xian. South-southwest of the city of Daocheng along province road S216 between Sela-Xiang and Chitu-Xiang. Steep forested slope with dwarf (< 3 m tall) Quercus and shrubs of Sibiraea, Spiraea, Berberis, Salix and Ribes and adjacent wet meadow; Quercus dominant on slope. 28°49'0"N, 100°9'18"E; 4050-4070 m.
On slope among shrubs. Shrub, ca. 0.5 m tall; crushed leaves aromatic, abaxially pale green with tan scales; corolla white with ca. 6 green specks near base of lobes; anthers red; flowers fragrant.
David E. Boufford, Bruce Bartholomew, Jian-Ling GUO & Julian F. Harber
45027 29 August 2018

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