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Rhododendron nivale J. D. Hooker subsp. nivale
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Xizang (Tibet): Bianba Xian. First pass from the city of Bianba (Banbar) to Luolong (Lhorong) on highway 303. Mixed shrub community with tall (> 1.5 m) Rhododendron aganniphum, Salix, Sibiraea, Spiraea, Potentilla fruticosa and Caragana jubata. 30°45'40"N, 94°58'46"E; 4400-4440 m.
Slopes, around boulders. Shrubs ca. 0.5-2 m tall; calyx lobes ca. 2.25 mm long, scaly; corolla pale to dark purple.
David E. Boufford, Bruce Bartholomew, Deren A. Eaton, Xin-Hui LI, Richard H. Ree, Bo XU, Ji-Pei YUE, Jian-Wen ZHANG & Xin-Xin ZHU
40857 21 July 2009
 
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