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Rhododendron basilicum I. B. Balfour & W. W. Smith
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
Yunnan: Lushui Xian: Pianma Xiang. Vicinity of Feng Xue Yakou (Windy and Snowy Pass) on road from Lushui to Pianma, W side of Gaoligong Shan. Thicket. bamboo thicket with Gaultheria, Ribes, Rhododendron, Sabia, Rosa. 25°58'16"N, 98°40'48"E; 3183 m.
Growing at wet open area in thicket. NW-facing. humus. Base rock: granite. Slope 30-60°. Spreading tree, ca. 10 m tall. Old fruit brown. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
23952 11 May 2005

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