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Rhododendron brachyanthum Franchet subsp. hypolepidotum (Franchet) Cullen
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, November 2005
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. Along the road from Gongshan to Kongdang. E side of Gaoligong Shan. S facing 10-30 degree slope. Coniferous forest. At upper reaches of Abies forest with abundant bamboo scrub. 27°46'49"N, 98°28'5"E; 3340 m.
Growing under bamboo. Common. S-facing. humus. Slope 10-30°. Small erect shrub to 60 cm tall. Leaves with scales, fragrant when crushed. Flowers pale yellow but only one flower seen. Fruit green Common.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
16816 1 October 2002

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