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Rhododendron xanthostephanum Merrill
Determined by: David F. Chamberlain, February 2009
Yunnan: Gongshan Zizhi Xian: Cikai Zheng. Vicinity of Dimupo, ca. 7 direct km WNW of Gongshan on the road from Gongshan to Kongdang on the E side of Gaoligong Shan. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest. Subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest, dominated by Lithocarpus and Pinus yunnanensis. 27°45'28"N, 98°35'37"E; 2530 m.
Growing in forest. S-facing. Loam. Base rock: granite. Slope 10-30°. Shrub, 3 m tall. Fruit green. Occasional.
Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey
33680 17 August 2006

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