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Rhododendron cephalanthum Franchet
Determined by: Rhui-Cheng Fang, December 2006
Yunnan: Fugong Xian: Lumadeng Xiang. Yaping Cun, S of Yaping Yakou in a cirque with a small lake in the bottom, just below the border with Myanmar, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Meadow. Meadow around lake with steep boulder covered hillside covered mostly with perennial herbs leading up to the ridge. 27°12'21"N, 98°41'53"E; 3620-3710 m.
Growing on exposed ridge above lake among boulders. SE-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 30-60°. Shrub ca. 10 m tall. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
27098 12 August 2005

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