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Rhododendron rupicola W. W. Smith
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
FOC
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Binzhongluo Xiang. About 3 direct km SW of Gawagapu mountain and ca. 16.5 direct km WSW of Bingzhongluo in the next basin to the E of Chukuai lake, E side of Gaoligong Shan. Meadow. High elevation meadow without disturbance. 27°59'18"N, 98°27'47"E; 4080 m.
Growing on exposed ridge. W-facing. Loam. Base rock: limestone. Slope 30-60°. Shrub, 30 cm tall. Fruit brown. Rare.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
31566 29 August 2006
 
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