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Rhododendron invictum I. B. Balfour & Farrer x ?
Gansu: Wen Xian. Motianling Shan, Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve, W of the city of Wenxian, Qiujiaba; along SW branch of Baima He. Mixed secondary forest of Populus, Acer spp., Salix and Betula spp., with clumped bamboo (Fargesia?) understory above 2300 m and occasional Picea and Abies. 32°55'0"N, 104°18'39"E; 2400-2700 m.
Crest of steep slope above river in semi open margin of forest. Shrub ca. 2 m tall; corolla purple; upper lobe paler in center and with dark yellow spots. Identified as R. invictum I. B. Balfour & Farrer by Y. Y. Gen, 3 Mar 2009.
David E. Boufford, with Yu JIA (bryophytes)
37778 20 May 2007
 
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