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Rhododendron sinonuttallii I. B. Balfour & Forrest
Determined by: Bruce Bartholomew, November 2007
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. E side of Gaoligong Shan in the vicinity of Heiwadi below the road from Gongshan to Kongdang. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Disturbed secondary forest and thicket with Pinus yunnanensis on drier slopes. 27°47'24"N, 98°35'12"E; 2000 m.
Growing on moist slope with Alnus nepalensis, Euptelea pleiosperma, and Magnolia sp. NE-facing. Loam. Base rock: decomposed granite. Slope 30-60°. Tree 5-6 m tall. Bark exfoliating. Leaves to ca. 30 cm long. Capsules red with a ca. 15 cm persistent style. Rare.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
22563 13 November 2004

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