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Rhododendron cephalanthum Franchet
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2001
FOC
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. E side of Gaoligong Shan, W of Gongshan and W of Qiqi between Dongshao Fang and the pass to the Dulong Jiang valley. Open alpine scrub and boggy meadows at or above tree line. 27°41'48"N, 98°27'14"E; 3680 m.
Growing on an exposed rocky slop at the pass. Colony forming evergreen shrub ca. 0.75 m tall. Fruiting calyx green tipped with brown.
Hen LI, Bruce Bartholomew, P. Thomas, Peter Fritsch, Zhi-Lin. DAO, Z. L. WANG & R. LI
12665 16 July 2000
 
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